• By Casey Grove, cgrove@newsminer.com
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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.

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FAIRBANKS - A sea of red descended on the Carlson Center Friday when Go Red for Women presented a healthy morning event titled “Life Is Delicious.”


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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.


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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.

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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.


The start of the 2016 Yukon Quest in Fairbanks, Alaska