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    Nulato man sentenced in attacks in Alaska’s Iditarod race

    by Associated Press on Dec 19, 12:23

    A 27-year-old man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges connected with a snowmobile attack on two mushers competing in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Arnold Demoski of Nulato was sentenced Monday to six months, most of which has already been served. The sentencing comes after […]

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    Commentary: Two-way communication devices on the Iditarod trail

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 01, 22:17

    Iditarod sled dog race officials have approved two-way communication devices for the trail this year. But, many mushers believe it’s a bad idea and bad for their sport. KTVA’s Dave Goldman weighs in on the hot button issue affecting the Last Great Race. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Iditarod board rules to amend communication two-way rule, mushers not pleased

    by Megan Edge on Oct 28, 16:02

    Modernizing and governing a sport born long before Facebook, GPS tracking devices, cell phones and even its most recent champion, has proved to be a bit of a struggle. Much to the dismay of some Iditarod mushers, the race’s board of directors voted to leave a new rule — which will allow racers to make and […]

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    Lance Mackey withdraws from upcoming Iditarod

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 11:57

    Lance Mackey will not be racing in the 2017 Iditarod because of “health reasons,” according to a Facebook post from the Iditarod Trail Committee. Mackey, a four-time Iditarod champion, has faced medical issues for more than a decade, which has hampered his mushing in recent years. In the 2016 race to Nome, Mackey struggled with […]

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    More than 50 mushers already signed up for Iditarod 2017

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 20:10

    The Iditarod Trail Committee says more than 50 mushers from Alaska and around the world have already signed up for the 2017 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Saturday was the first official entry day. Of the 52 entries, 12 of them are rookies to the Last Great Race, and 10 teams are from other nations, including […]

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    Iditarod bans Travis Beals entry into 2017 race, says it will review regulations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 29, 11:51

    Musher Travis Beals will not be allowed to race in the 2017 Iditarod, according to a statement released by the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) Friday. Beals will also not be allowed future entry into the Iditarod for an “indefinite period of time beyond 2017,” pending his completion of a court-mandated treatment program. “The Iditarod Trail Committee […]

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    Domestic violence cases involving mushers could mean changes to Iditarod

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 27, 19:09

    The Iditarod Trail Committee is reevaluating race policy and who should be allowed to participate after two domestic violence cases against one musher came to light. Musher Travis Beals, who came in 18th place in the 2016 Iditarod race, was in Palmer court Tuesday applying for a mental health treatment program. The hearing was part […]

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    Iditarod musher reports groping, marking 3rd issue in race

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Apr 04, 13:37

    Alaska authorities are investigating a third unwelcome encounter during this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after a female musher said two men groped her as her team passed by. Alaska State Trooper James Lester says he’s investigating the March 13 incident as harassment for now. The 27-year-old musher reported the groping at the checkpoint […]

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    Jeff King’s dogs on the road home and to recovery

    by Megan Edge on Mar 29, 8:03

    The three dogs, on Jeff King’s team, most affected in the attack by a snowmachiner on this year’s Iditarod race are all on the road to normalcy — or as normal as can be. Nash, who was killed in the incident, finally gets to go home. Carrie Skinner, the office manager for Jeff King’s Husky […]

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    Lance Mackey faces more medical hardships, plans to run 2017 Iditarod

    by Megan Edge on Mar 23, 21:35

    Longtime Iditarod musher Lance Mackey will likely lose more of his fingers. The newest medical issue in the Mackey saga is likely caused by the same quick moving infection that caused him to scratch from this year’s Iditarod race, Mackey said in a phone interview from Fairbanks Wednesday. It’s another painful hurdle for the Fairbanks […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    What happened to Brent Sass? Former Quest winner talks about Iditarod woes

    by Jason Sear / John Thain on Mar 16, 13:26

      NOME — What happened to Brent Sass? He seemed poised to take third-place, and even looked like a possible contender to win this year’s Iditarod on more than one occasion. After being disqualified from the 2015 Iditarod for having an iPod touch — a device capable of two-way communication and illegal under Iditarod rules […]

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    Jeff King in good spirits as he finishes an emotional Iditarod

    by Megan Edge on Mar 15, 23:05

    When Jeff King was pulled beneath the Burled Arch on Front Street in Nome by 11 dogs Tuesday, his impassioned sister and cheers from spectators greeted him. It was an emotional ride to the finish line. “Imagine if I could have brought them all,” King said, referencing his dog team. King was poured a glass […]

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    Dallas Seavey wins his third straight Iditarod race in record time

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 15, 2:19

      NOME — Dallas Seavey has entered an elite group, winning his third straight Iditarod, and fourth title overall. Focus and patience paid off for the Willow, Alaska musher in this year’s race. He pulled into Nome at 2:20 a.m. with 6 dogs, led by 4-year-old Reef. He finished in a record time of 8 days, […]

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    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 […]

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    Lance Mackey’s 2016 Iditarod comes to an end in Galena

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 14, 23:05

    Veteran musher and Iditarod crowd favorite Lance Mackey chose to scratch from this year’s race at the Galena checkpoint Monday, citing personal health concerns, according to the Iditarod Trail Committee. His 2016 Iditarod bid came to an end Monday at 9:50 a.m. He had 15 dogs in his team when he made the decision. Mackey […]

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    Wasilla artist paints memorial for Iditarod dog killed in crash

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 14, 19:59

    It’s been a tough Iditarod for Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King. A snowmachiner ran them down on the trail, injuring several dogs and killing one of King’s, a sled dog named Nash. Her home is a long way from the trail, but Wasilla artist Jessye Jensen said she was heartbroken when she heard about the […]

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    Lead mushers arrive in White Mountain

    by Megan Edge on Mar 14, 13:48

    During a three-way race from Unalakleet to White Mountain Dallas Seavey pulled ahead of his dad, Mitch, and Brent Sass. The three left Unalakleet side-by-side but in the 184 miles that separate the villages Dallas Seavey moved into a lead and ultimately left his father 39 minutes behind and Sass nearly 2-hours behind. All mushers […]

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    Photos: Welcome to Koyuk

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 14, 8:00

    The village of Koyuk is located at the mouth of the Koyuk River, at the northeastern end of Norton Bay on the Seward Peninsula, 90 air miles northeast of Nome. The area is characterized by tundra and boreal forests with long, cold winters and short, warm summers. The village has an estimated population of 333, based […]