Two dogs were injured—one fatally—in the attack before the bull muskox was killed in what officials call a clear case of “defense of life or property.”
Mushers from Nome, Aniak, Bethel, and Akiak are among the more than 60 sign-ups for the 2016 Iditarod.
A dispute over a dog kennel’s levels of noise (and smell) is testing where a musher’s right to raise sled dogs ends — and where a neighbor’s right to peace and quiet begins.
Tom Jamgochian, Stephanie Johnson, Deanna Hacker, and Rolland Trowbridge will race from Nome to Council and back.
Kelly Maixner and Bethel’s Pete Kaiser battled for their Iditarod finish in a pack of 5 mushers crossing under the Burled Arch within an hour of each other early Thursday morning.
In Western Alaska, it’s race season: the time for the sled dog races that so inspire and excite our region. This year’s races are a special source of pride for our mission, since KNOMers are involved in the races both as reporters and as competitors.
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.
Race Manager Zach Fansler said the $400 entry fee for the 300-mile mid-distance race has been dropped for 2015.
The later winter months in Western Alaska are made busy, each year, through the sled dog and snowmachine (or snowmobile) competitions that our listeners and community…