Dearest Alaska traveled to a basketball tournament in White Mountain, Alaska, to speak with players and spectators about the sport.
“You can tell a lot of people are very proud of their livelihood and where they live,” said Brian Adams.
Hansen won the race after one day, eight hours, and five minutes on the trail. That’s about five hours faster than second-place finisher, Diana Haecker of Nome.
The Nome-Council 200 begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Challenging Nome’s Diana Haecker and Stephanie Johnson is Paul Hansen of Kotzebue.
The Bering Strait School District has joined a nationwide effort to encourage healthy relationships and end dating violence among Native youth.
Sass had his dogs ready to go right as his 8-hour rest ended in White Mountain. But they wouldn’t budge.
“Unless there’s a big earthquake, one of us is going to win,” Mitch Seavey predicted about himself and his son, Dallas, during his layover in White Mountain.
In Unalakleet, mushers were hoping to hop, skip, and leap-frog their teams toward the top ten. “It’s gonna be a crowded party at White Mountain,” Kelly Maixner says. “I’d better go get there.”
A six-month-old baby died while traveling with his family to the Valentine’s weekend basketball tournament on February 12.
Last weekend, snowmachiners got a taste of trail conditions Iron Dog racers will face on their snowmachines this year.