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Record Iditarod Win Marred by Deaths of 4 Dogs

Mitch Seavey, 57, becomes oldest, fastest to win race, which PETA wants to end for good

(Newser) - Mitch Seavey became the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in a year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths. After bringing in his dog team off the Bering Sea ice and under the famed burled arch on Front Street in Nome...

Alaska Judge Censured for 'Undignified' Remarks in Court

'Has anything good ever come out of drinking, except for sex with a pretty girl?'

(Newser) - A Nome Superior Court judge who admitted in December he made "mistakes right and left" after transitioning from his job as an attorney onto the judge's bench is now paying for those mistakes. On Friday, the Alaska Supreme Court handed down a censure against Timothy Dooley, which publicly...

Nome's Rare Fuel Delivery Going Smoothly

Snowed-in Alaska city needs gasoline, diesel

(Newser) - A Russian tanker that went on an ocean odyssey of 5,000 miles to deliver fuel to the iced-in city of Nome was offloading the gasoline and diesel in what officials say is smooth sailing so far. Two parallel hoses, 700 yards long each, are stretched between the tanker Renda...

Mother of All Storms Hits Alaska

Some residents evacuating Nome

(Newser) - Roofs are being ripped off and residents are seeking higher ground today as Alaska’s western coast is pummeled by a storm the likes of which hasn't been seen since 1974. In Nome, which is bearing the brunt of the severe weather, water is pooling at the base of...

Alaska Grizzly Mauls Bear Hunter

Man in critical condition after state's first attack this year

(Newser) - A bear hunter is in critical condition after he was mauled by a grizzly this weekend in Alaska. It was the first bear attack in the state this year, state officials said. Onetime Nome fire chief Wes Perkins, 54, was flown to a Seattle hospital after Sunday’s attack. He...

Evolving Iditarod Gets Set to Mush

Jamaican musher, pot ban, shriveling purse new to famed race

(Newser) - The 38th running of the world's most famous sled dog race kicks off today with a ceremonial start in Anchorage amid depleted finances that have slashed the cash purse even as the cost of mushing climbs. Yet the mystique of the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race keeps drawing...

Todd Palin & Partner Drop Out of Iron Dog Race

Partner's Injury, brutal conditions force out former 'First Dude'

(Newser) - Todd Palin won't be picking up his fifth Iron Dog victory in this year's 2,000-mile snowmobile race: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's husband has dropped out of the competition because of an injury to his partner. A crash broke the handlebars and springs on Scott Davis's snowmobile and exacerbated...

Mackey Defends Iditarod Crown
 Mackey Defends Iditarod Crown 

Mackey Defends Iditarod Crown

'They're the best dogs, hands-down,' winner says of Alaskan canine team

(Newser) - Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race today, crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska, after 1,100 miles over 9½ days, the AP reports—despite unseasonably warm weather and occasionally quarrelsome dogs. "I don't know exactly how to explain it," said Mackey, a...

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