• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time

Poor trail prompts Yukon Quest route change

By Associated Press 9:10 AM January 28, 2014

Nineteen mushers are set to compete in the race to Whitehorse, Yukon.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A stretch of trail in the upcoming Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is being rerouted because of poor trail conditions.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/CAHC7Z) says the route is being changed between Eagle and Canada’s Dawson City in the Yukon Territory.

Race officials decided to change the route after trailbreakers reported that the stretch over the 3,420-foot American Summit is impassable in many areas.

Participants in the race that begins Saturday in Fairbanks will now follow the Yukon River upstream to Fortymile.

The reroute will remove about 50 miles from the 1,000-mile race.

Nineteen mushers are set to compete in the race to Whitehorse, Yukon.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest Stories

  • News

    Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

    by Associated Press on Nov 30, 13:03

    Alaska health officials say tests have again confirmed that Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago. A 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, generated a 130-foot wave that devastated 217 square miles in Japan. About 16,000 people were confirmed dead and nearly 2,600 were never found. Among the […]

  • News

    2 Alaska case studies in National Park Service’s climate change response report

    by Associated Press on Nov 30, 11:22

    The National Park Service has released a report detailing agency efforts to address problems caused by climate change. The report lists 24 case studies of threats to infrastructure, natural and cultural resources in U.S. national parks and monuments. Two of the case studies are in Alaska. The agency says coastal erosion, reduced sea ice and […]

  • On-Air

    Teacher of the Week: Sam Struempler

    by Megan Mazurek on Nov 30, 10:56

    Sam Struempler says if you think you have middle-schoolers figured out, think again. “It’s right at that [age] where they start making decisions,” said Struempler, a music and drama teacher at Golden View Middle School. “To be there at that moment is pretty cool.” Struempler has been helping his students find their voices for the […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time with Aunt Phil, Nov. 30

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 30, 9:14

    ANCHORAGE – One-hundred-twenty years ago today, religious history was made in the Last Frontier. Peter Trimble Rowe was consecrated as the state’s first Episcopal bishop. He arrived from Canada, and traveled by dog team, boat and snowshoes to establish Alaska’s Episcopal churches during his decades-long tenure. Laurel Downing Bill, author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” […]

  • News

    Texas agency helps seek owner of lighter bought in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Nov 30, 8:53

    A Texas sheriff’s office has joined the hunt for the owner of a cigarette lighter used by a deputy more than 50 years ago but recently purchased in Alaska. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office on Monday posted a photo of the lighter on its Facebook page. Sheriff’s officials in San Antonio are checking the records […]

  • Lifestyle

    Researchers in Alaska try to find cause of chickadee beak deformity

    by Daniella Rivera on Nov 30, 8:04

    Researchers in Anchorage are trying to figure out what’s causing beak deformities in black-capped chickadees and other species of birds in Alaska. “The beaks can grow in different directions, so it affects the ability to come and pick up a seed or also access food from a feeder, just because the beaks are all twisted […]

  • News

    Seward Highway reopened after head-on collision in Girdwood area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 30, 7:47

    An injury crash closed the Seward Highway near the Alyeska Highway early Monday morning, state transportation officials say. According to Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters, a southbound Jeep Cherokee lost control when rounding a corner and slid into the northbound lane, hitting a Toyota Camry head-on. The drivers — and the only occupants in […]

  • News

    Anchorage Fire dispatch coaches 911 callers through CPR to save lives

    by Sierra Starks on Nov 30, 7:37

    Stephenie Wolf says having to dial 911 after a loved one suffers cardiac arrest is stressful, to say the least. “It’s the worst day of their life, and they’re not trained to call 911,” said Wolf, lead dispatcher for the Anchorage Fire Department. In her experience, Wolf says a lot of people think the dispatcher is […]