Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
We’ve been publishing a “dog of the day” during the Iditarod. Here’s a round-up of who we’ve met so far.
The 42-year-old musher took command of this year’s race around the halfway point and never gave it up.
Brent Sass and his 11-dog team dashed out of the White Mountain checkpoint at 7:05 p.m., with just 77 miles to the finish line.
Iditarod musher Brent Sass and his dog team raced out of Kaltag at 10:36 a.m. Saturday.
For his first-place arrival, Burmeister won a pair of locally-made musher mitts and a musher hat.
As one race fan put it, the Iditarod felt back to "normal-ish."
The race, in some ways, is back to normal: Mushers are again dashing 1,000 miles to Nome.
The Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center is also warning of “very dangerous avalanche conditions.”
“It’s going to be a fast trail, that’s for sure, at least in the lower part of the river,” said the race manager.
The winds, reaching up to 91 mph Sunday near Palmer, flipped small planes, overturned semitrucks, toppled trees, tore off roofs and closed Mat-Su schools for at least two days.
Alaskans across the state are celebrating the news that Emma Broyles, from Anchorage, was crowned Miss America Thursday night. She’s the first Miss Alaska to win the Miss America competition.
More than 800 Alaskans have died of COVID-19 since early 2020. We asked readers and listeners to tell us about the lives of some of those people and they responded.
Garrett Willis, 40, lives in Wasilla and was arrested on Monday.
State health officials have said it’s possible Alaska’s massive surge in cases is leveling off after recording record numbers of infections and hospitalizations last month and in early October. Infection numbers, however, are sill high. The state continues to have the nation's highest rate of COVID cases.
State health leaders say they’re hopeful the worst is over, but this week’s data will better reveal whether that’s true.
Alaska reported its second-highest total of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.
As the city wades through its worst coronavirus surge yet, driven by the super contagious delta variant, school nurses have become a go-to source of information for families.
It's Alaska's highest-ever daily tally of new cases, and it comes a day after doctors at Providence Alaska Medical Center announced the hospital was rationing care due to staffing shortages and an overload of patients infected with the coronavirus.