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  • National

    CBS crews ready for the most advanced Super Bowl broadcast yet

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 05, 21:17

      SANTA CLARA, Calif. – To get some perspective on how far the Super Bowl has come, all you have to do is look back to the first game. Eleven cameras and two trucks were used at the first broadcast. That was the extent of CBS’ needs to show the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas […]

  • Sports

    NFL preps stadium for Super Bowl 50, worldwide audience

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 03, 7:10

    A special game deserves a special venue. After serving for two years as the regular host for the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium is going big — actually as big as you can get. This Sunday, all eyes will be on the building as it rolls out the red carpet for Super Bowl 50. The […]

  • Local

    Palmer hockey team’s new tradition is ‘easy as pie’

    by Dave Leval on Feb 01, 21:41

    This season has been great for the Palmer High School Moose Hockey Team, as they are in first place in the North Star Conference. “Obviously it’s been a great season for us, we’ve really come together,” said senior co-captain Darren Fish. Yet, one thing eludes Fish and the team: the state tournament. “I haven’t been […]

  • Local

    Alaska earthquake breaks apart ice during 2016 Northern Lights 300 race

    by John Thain on Jan 25, 10:10

    Thirty-three dog mushers were halfway throughout the Northern Lights 300 race when Sunday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit and began breaking apart the ice they were racing on. Watch the video above to hear their stories.

  • Local

    University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball likes the view at the top

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 21, 10:50

    Like a boomerang, the University of Alaska Anchorage has found its way back to a familiar place. With a loss by West Texas A&M, the No. 1 spot was there for UAA to claim. And the Seawolves did. Though only January, UAA is happy with the placement as the best team in the land in […]

  • Local

    Aces forward Peter Sivak gets US citizenship

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 21, 7:15

    Since 2012, Peter Sivak has played for five teams (twice now for the Alaska Aces) in the East Coast Hockey League. But he recently reached one of his greatest milestones, United States citizenship. Now, anywhere he plays can be called home. Already a native of Slovakia, he enjoys a dual citizenship. “It’s great for me […]

  • Iditarod

    DeeDee Jonrowe turns to fans to help fund her Iditarod 2016 run

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 21, 5:28

    DeeDee Jonrowe’s Iditarod resume is amongst the most respected in racing history, with 30 Iditarod finishes — 16 of them in the top 10. But if there were ever a year to count out one of the sport’s legends, this would be it. Jonrowe’s primary sponsor, Shell, dropped her after leaving Alaska. Over the summer, the […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod will likely start in Willow, officials say

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 8:22

    Fairbanks officials say the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is unlikely to start in the borough this year. Borough Mayor Karl Kassel tells The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that unless the weather worsens in Southcentral Alaska, the 1,000-mile race will likely start in Willow as planned. The ceremonial start of the race is scheduled for March 5 […]

  • Local

    Soldotna’s Drew Gibbs commits to Northern State University

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 19, 9:08

    Even in the warmth of summer, Soldotna High School’s Drew Gibbs felt the cold business of collegiate athletics. As one of the most actively recruited football players in the state of Alaska, Gibbs was a shoo-in to earn a football scholarship. Then, on Aug. 14, in the first quarter of the first game of the […]

  • Local

    Rookie musher scratches from Kuskokwim 300 after falling into river

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 18, 21:04

    The 2016 Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race provided plenty of challenges for many of the mushers, but maybe none as tough as what rookie musher Diana Haecker experienced. Haecker was 12 miles outside of the Aniak checkpoint when she came across an overflow in the river. “The markers were on the other side of the […]

  • Local

    Brent Sass wins second, Joar Ulsom claims third in K300

    by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK on Jan 17, 11:37

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — Brent Sass has placed second in the Kuskokwim 300. This is his second year competing, he won Rookie of the Year last year. Joar Lieseth Ulsom won third. “Everyone always told me [the K300] it’s unpredictable and you got all of these different conditions,” […]

  • Local

    Bethel musher Pete Kaiser takes first in K300, second year in a row

    by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK on Jan 17, 11:33

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — Bethel musher Pete Kaiser is the 2016 Kuskokwim 300 champion, for the second year in a row. Kaiser crossed the finish line at 11:06 Sunday morning. After his win last year, Kaiser became the first local musher in nearly 30 years to […]

  • Local

    Kuskokwim 300 Race Results: Kaiser takes first place

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 11:14

    The winner of the 2016 Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race was Pete Kaiser, who crossed the finish line in Bethel at 11:06 a.m. “It was probably one of the tougher courses I’ve ever seen,” he said in a finish-line interview. “A lot of challenges, and it’s good to be here.” Brent Sass came in second, […]

  • Local

    Hockey group doesn’t let disability keep them from the ice

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 16, 12:30

    It doesn’t matter how you get to the ice, just get there. Jerry Milbrett does. He and his teammates from the Alaska Avalanche sled hockey team have been gathering once a week for nine years to play hockey, but not the usual way that comes to mind. Twenty-three years ago, a tank weighing a half ton fell on […]

  • Local

    Mushers face wind, frigid temps at the start of the Kuskokwim 300

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 15, 22:06

    If it’s cold and windy it must be time for the Kuskokwim 300. One of Alaska’s biggest sled dog races took off from Bethel under typical, if not difficult, conditions. As the sun set Friday, temperatures plummeted into the single digits. Add in 30 mph wind gusts and a wind chill in the negative teens and you have the […]

  • National

    1st-graders to Vikings kicker: Buck up, it’s OK

    by Associated Press on Jan 13, 10:53

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After many Minnesota Vikings fans ripped kicker Blair Walsh for missing a 27-yard field goal that could have given the team a win in Sunday’s playoff game, some first-graders used it as a lesson in empathy. Walsh’s miss in a 10-9 loss to Seattle drew intense vitriol on social media, with some […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod: Starting in Fairbanks again? It’s possible

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 12, 19:16

    Mother Nature goes on her own time. The problem is the Iditarod is running out of it. Stan Hooley, the race’s CEO, confirmed that he will be meeting with officials in Fairbanks next week to discuss contingency plans should the restart have to be moved from Willow, as it was last year. “We’ve got an […]

  • Local

    Idita-repeat?: Talks of possible Fairbanks start of Iditarod race

    by Associated Press on Jan 12, 9:11

    The head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will meet with Fairbanks officials next week to discuss possibly starting the 1,000-mile race in that city because of poor snow conditions in south-central Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1ZiqHMi) reports Stan Hooley will meet with Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel and others to […]

  • Local

    Matt Hall wins 2016 Copper Basin 300 race

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 11, 10:47

    Musher Matt Hall crossed the finish line of the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Monday morning, earning him the first-place title, race officials say. It’s a mild surprise that Allen Moore did not win. Over the last decade, Mondays in early January usually have included his name in a headline. He’d won the race […]

  • National

    Roger ​Goodell: Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis NFL stadiums ‘inadequate’

    by CBS/AP on Jan 10, 12:38

    Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are “inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty. A person who has seen the report told The Associated Press on Saturday night that the NFL commissioner sent 48 pages […]