CARMACKS, Yukon — Brent Sass's sled dogs trotted off the Yukon River under a starry sky and faint aurora early Sunday, their feet moving in unison, fur frosted like the defending Yukon Quest champion's scruffy beard.
DAWSON CITY, Yukon — Walking their lead dogs down a snowy lane here Friday, husband-and-wife mushers Cody Strathe and Paige Drobny stayed close, as they have in life, as well as in this year’s Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
Local and Alaska News
FAIRBANKS—A year after being banned from postseason play, the Alaska Nanooks men’s basketball team is returning to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament.
FAIRBANKS — Because she lacks experience with cattle, Angela Dowler — a canine and feline veterinarian with more than three decades of experience — had to apply twice for the position of volunteer disease educator in Ethiopia.
Kids and Family
FAIRBANKS — The Guys Read program relies on the support of male role models from all over the Fairbanks North Star Borough to spread its message with fourth-grade boys. When Guys Read founder Greg Hill really needs to inspire the kids, though, he calls in the heavy hitter: David Petersen.
FAIRBANKS — Fenano, Italy, and its sister city in Alaska have more in common than a link to the prospector who discovered gold here in 1902. There’s also hockey, industrial sprockets and parmesan cheese.