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  • Iditarod

    Photos: Iditarod finish in Nome

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 16, 22:15

    Mitch Seavey led this year’s field of mushers onto Front Street and under Nome’s great Burled Arch in record time. The 57-year-old also set the record as the oldest musher to ever win an Iditarod. His son, Dallas, and Nicolas Petit rounded out this year’s top 3 winners. KTVA is the official station of the Iditarod. Follow our […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod trail photos: Unalakleet

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 13, 21:46

    Wade Marrs was first to pull into Unalakleet Sunday afternoon. He won a gold cup and $3,500 in gold nuggets for being first. The community of almost 900 people is the first stop on the North Sound. After this stop, mushers make their way up the coast to Shaktoolik. The communities along the Norton Sound are […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod trail photos: Kaltag

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 12, 12:46

    Kaltag, a small village of about 170 people, is the final checkpoint on the Yukon River. Mitch Seavey pulled in first Saturday, taking his mandatory 8 hour break. Wade Marrs and Dallas Seavey both rested for a few hours overnight Saturday before pushing towards Unalakleet. From here, it’s a race to the Bering Sea coast.

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod Trail photos: Tanana

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 08, 9:53

    Tanana was buzzing Tuesday evening, as lead mushers made their way to the Yukon River. Nicolas Petit was first into Tanana Tuesday, followed closely by Martin Buser. Temperatures remained well below zero as mushers hit the Yukon River. KTVA is the official station of the Iditarod. Follow our coverage on Twitter, Facebook and online.

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod Trail photos: Nenana

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 07, 10:36

    Teams faced frigid temperatures as they pulled into the first checkpoint on this year’s Iditarod trail. The Nenana checkpoint is one of the few that spectators are able to drive to, so many fans showed up to “trailgate” as the mushers pulled through. KTVA is the official station of the Iditarod. Follow our coverage on Twitter, Facebook and online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fur Rondy 2017: First weekend of events

    by KTVA Web Staff on Feb 24, 8:54

    The 82nd Annual Fur Rondy starts this weekend in Downtown Anchorage. Are you ready? The annual 10-day long event includes sled dog races, a blanket toss, a hockey tournament, parade, carnival, snowshoe softball and much much more. Find a complete list of events at the Fur Rondy website. Rondy Weekend Events: Feb. 24 – 26 […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Photos: WWE ‘Road to WrestleMania’ live in Anchorage

    by KTVA Web Staff on Feb 13, 16:12

    WWE’s “Road to Wrestlemania” tour stopped in Anchorage Saturday to entertain fans at the Sullivan Arena before heading to Fairbanks for a show Sunday. Photos by Rick Boots / KTVA. 

  • Outdoors

    Watch Live – 2016 Polar Plunge

    by KTVA Web Staff on Dec 17, 9:00

        2016 Special Olympics Polar Plunge Live from Anchorage’s Goose Lake Saturday, Dec. 17 – 10 a.m. to 2 pm.

  • Photo Gallery

    Gallery: Alaska soldiers welcomed home from Kuwait

    by KTVA Web Staff on Dec 01, 17:19

    More than 100 soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 109th Transportation Company, known as the Muleskinners, returned to Anchorage early-Thursday morning, after spending nine months deployed to Kuwait.  The soldiers were greeted by hugs from friends and family at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to a release from the Army. This was […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Election recap: Decisions Alaskans made for their future

    by KTVA Web Staff on Nov 09, 12:22

    The world is waking up different today, as the global community reacts to the announcement of president-elect Donald Trump. Locally, residents in Alaska shook things up, too. With nearly 98 percent of precincts performing, 51.57 percent of voters in the state supported a Trump presidency. [Read the full results of Alaska’s election] Cheers also rang […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Live Blog – Election results coming in for Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Nov 08, 21:40

    [View the story “Campaign 2016 – Live Election Blog” on Storify]

  • Alaska Politics

    KTVA’s 2016 Election Issues Survey

    by KTVA Web Staff on Oct 12, 16:24

    In the weeks and months leading up to the 2016 general election, Alaskans have heard candidates’ views on the issues. Now, KTVA wants to hear from you. Where do you fall on the issues and how does that influence your vote? Take the survey below to let us know! The survey will close on Wednesday, […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Latest Updates: 2016 Alaska primary election results

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 20:00

    Early results show a low turnout for the 2016 Alaska primary election. Out of 515,714 registered voters only 79,622 cast ballots, a mere 15.4 percent voter turnout. KTVA will continue to provide updates as results are finalized over the next few days. Share your election day photos with us – submit here. Follow our reporters […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska primary Q&A: What to expect on Tuesday

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 15, 10:23

      Political insiders Christopher Clark and Larry Persily joined KTVA’s Rhonda McBride and Liz Raines to discuss Tuesday’s primary election. What can voters expect when they head to the polls Tuesday? What are the hotly contested races around the state? We took your questions live on Facebook. Learn more in the video above. Polls are open […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Musicians give special performance on Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 13, 23:37

    The 42nd Annual Alaska Folk Festival wrapped up Sunday in Juneau. The event saw seven full days of performances at Juneau’s Centennial Hall, with additional performances taking place all across town. While official events ended Sunday, it’s a regular occurrence for musicians to stay and jam Monday and Tuesday. The annual event brings musicians from […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Anchorage Municipal Election Results

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 05, 17:30

    Anchorage Municipal Election Results Live Broadcast from 9 – 10 p.m. April 5, 2016 Unofficial Election Results Assembly / School Board   Registered Voters 209909 – Cards Cast 43728 20.83% Num. Report Precinct 124 – Num. Reporting 122 98.39%   ASSEMBLY – DISTRICT 2 – SEAT A Total Number of Precincts 19 Precincts Reporting 17 […]

  • Photo Gallery

    KTVA Viewer Photos: Best of March in Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 31, 15:45

    March means the arrival of “spring” here in Alaska. Well, according to the calendar anyway. This was quite a month for news coverage: The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race saw its share of interesting stories, snowstorms caused chaos for drivers in Southcentral and a volcano erupted, sending ash 37,000 feet into the air. Meanwhile, Alaskans were […]

  • Iditarod

    PHOTOS: Dogs of the 2016 Iditarod

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 17, 13:12

    Let’s be honest, the dogs are real stars of the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seventy-nine of the 86 teams that started this year’s race in Willow began with 16 dogs. A total of 1,460 dogs ran through the starting line of Iditarod 44. Iditarod officials and mushers keep track of the dogs using […]

  • Iditarod

    PHOTOS: Iditarod mushers arrive in Nome

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 16, 17:00

    Eighty-six mushers began the 2016 Iditarod race in Willow, Alaska. The winner, Dallas Seavey, accomplished his victory in record time, reaching nome in 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds. His father, Mitch, finished a fairly close second. [RELATED: Dallas Seavey wins his third straight Iditarod] Here are the top 10 finishers in this year’s […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod 44: Breakdown of total prize money

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 14, 23:15

    Lead mushers are closing in on the famous Burled Arch in Nome. This year’s Iditarod has come down to three names: Dallas Seavey, Mitch Seavey and Brent Sass. The winner of Iditarod 44 receives a new Dodge Ram truck along with $75,000 in prize money, according to the Iditarod Trail Committee. Second and third place […]