President Obama ended his Alaska trip in Kotzebue, unveiling initiatives to help rural villages cope with climate change in the fast-thawing Arctic.
In the early hours of Easter morning, Cim Smyth arrived first into Kotzebue — winning this year’s Kobuk 440 sled dog race.
Kotzebue’s John Baker and Aniak’s Richie Diehl make a good showing for Western Alaska in Iditarod 43 — finishing 21st and 23rd, respectively.
The race leaders are on their way to the coast. KNOM’s Matthew Smith caught a few top 10 (and champion) contenders in Koyukuk Saturday.
A look at Western Alaska’s John Baker and Pete Kaiser midday Wednesday from the trail between Tanana and Ruby.
The mighty Yukon took center stage in the Iditarod Wednesday, as mushers tackled the longest single run of the race — more than 120 miles down the iconic Alaska river.
Former Iditarod champions look at this year’s Iditarod, surveying their teams, their races this year so far, and the unfamiliar trail that lies ahead.
Kaiser is the first Bethel musher to win the race in 29 years.
Twenty-five mushers will take off from Bethel over a fast, icy trail to Aniak and back Friday night in the 36th annual running of the Kuskokwim 300.
“I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it,” Katherine Keith says. “The fun part for me is just realizing that I get to take a dog team across the…