ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has joined a new global partnership billed as the World Series of long-distance sled dog racing and aimed at bringing more fans...
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city has declared a public holiday honoring the hometown champion of this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — As a youngster, Lance Mackey had a need for speed.
"I always wanted to be in a race car of some sort," the 48-year-old Mackey said during a recent phone interview. "I like to go fast, you know?"
Although Mackey has established himself as one of the most triumphant mushers in sled dog racing, the Fairbanks resident also has been getting behind the wheel of race cars in recent years.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker wants to ensure that sled dog racing remains legal in the Gem State even though almost all other forms of dog racing are banned.
Republican Rep. Heather Scott, of Blanchard, said Friday that her proposal would clarify state law that both sled dog racing and sled dog training are exempt from Idaho's dog racing prohibition.
According to the proposal, sled dog racing would mean a timed competition of teams of sled dogs that pull a sled with a musher.