Stories tagged: sled dog racing
Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
Iditarod champion’s dream started small – with little dogs
The champion of this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race dreamed of the moment since he was a boy growing up in Norway. Joar Ulsom watched videos of the world’s …
Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
Norwegian musher leads the Iditarod at the halfway point
A reduced purse means a smaller paycheck for the winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The winner is expected to receive about $50,000, which is significantly reduced from …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 6:02 p.m.
Iditarod musher claims race official threatened him
Alleged intimidation is another black mark for the Iditarod, Alaska’s long-distance sled dog race already reeling from a dog doping scandal, loss of a major sponsor and increased pressure from …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Legally blind sled-dog racer from Oregon plans to run for Congress
A legally blind woman who has competed in four of Alaska’s Iditarod sled-dog races has announced she will be running for congress.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Idaho Senate combines two dog-racing exception bills
An amended version of two different House-passed bills on dog racing – one allowing an exception from Idaho’s strict ban on dog racing for non-betting exhibition races at county fair …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Iditarod snowmobiler, 76, savors Alaska experience
A couple of weeks ago when we checked in on Bob Jones, the Kettle Falls snowmobiler was in Alaska patching his bruised ego after crashing his machine twice on his …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:16 p.m.
No extra security planned as Iditarod nears Nome finish
No extra security is planned at the finish line of the world’s most famous sled dog race, just days after a man on a snowmobile purposely drove at a high …
Sun., March 6, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
Mushers set off from Alaska town as Iditarod race begins
The world’s most famous sled dog race began Sunday, with mushers leaving the town of Willow in the competitive start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Mon., March 9, 2015, 11:26 a.m.
Iditarod begins; mushers embark on new route across Alaska
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Iditarod mushers began their 1,000-mile trek across Alaska along a new route Monday after poor trail conditions forced organizers to move the race’s start farther north and …
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Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Mushers, skijorers converge on Priest Lake for sled dog race
Mushers and malamutes from all over the Pacific Northwest and Canada will tackle the trails Feb. 7-8 at the Priest Lake Sled Dog Race near Nordman, Idaho. Part of the …
Sun., April 29, 2012
Alaska bound: Iditarod Trail source love-hate relationship with snowmobiles
After snowmobiling 1,414 miles along the Iditarod Trail, Bob Jones said life is especially sweet back home in Kettle Falls. “I’m a free man,” he said. “I sold my snowmobiles …
Sun., March 11, 2012
Out & About: Irondogging the Iditarod Trail
OUTMUSHINE – Snowmobiler Bob Jones of Kettle Falls started following the Iditarod Sled Dog Race near Anchorage on March 3 in mild 25 degree temperatures, but he soon got a …
Wed., March 11, 1998
Swenson Displays Serious Contention After Toughest Stretch, Arrives First At Nikolai
Rick Swenson silenced the skeptics Tuesday, arriving in first place at this Kuskokwim River village after mushing through tussocks and tree stumps of the Farewell burn - the toughest stretch …
Tue., March 10, 1998
Swenson Early Iditarod Leader
Five-time champion Rick Swenson wasted no time moving to the front of the pack Monday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Swenson was the first musher to reach the …
Mon., March 9, 1998
Mushers Are Off And Running In Iditarod Four Teams Are Expected To Compete For Top Prize
Temperatures reached into the 20s on Sunday - warm for sled dogs - as 63 Iditarod teams began the 1,100-mile race to Nome in earnest, departing through a race chute …
Sat., March 7, 1998
Sixty-Three Racers Set For Annual Iditarod Challenge
Willow musher Linda Joy, making her third try in the Iditarod after scratching last year and being withdrawn in 1996, will start in 13th place today - and she’s grateful …