When Aliy Zirkle sped through Kaltag, she refused to answer question about an incident that involved a snow machine collision on the Yukon River overnight. After traveling down the trail in the afternoon sun for a few hours, Zirkle decided to camp with her dog team until afternoon temperatures cooled. Download Audio

Blog and Photos by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage Unalakleet - King pulled up at 6:29 am with 13 dogs They got bedded down in deep...

Jim Lanier was the first Iditarod musher to reach the Cripple checkpoint at just before 2 this afternoon. He has not yet taken his 24-hour layover though, so Mitch Seavey – who arrived in Cripple 20 minutes later, is leading the race. Dallas Seavey is also in Cripple. According to GPS, John Baker, Lance Mackey, Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle are close behind.

Video by Patrick Yack, APRN - Anchorage Lance Mackey  was the first out of Koyuk today - just a couple of minutes before 6 a.m....

Iditarod veteran Jan Steves, of Willow, scratched early this morning at the Skwentna checkpoint - 83 miles into the race.

This year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race chalked up a record four in a row wins for Lance Mackey, but the race made...

With the Iditarod just around the corner, mushers are making final preparations with their dogs. Finding the right dogs for the job begins months, sometimes years before the race. KSKA reporter Daysha Eaton visits with a woman who has had 15 top-10 finishes in the race, DeeDee Jonrowe and her team to learn what makes a good leader.

Iditarod teams are making their way across the Interior region where the trail is soft, smooth and covered in snow – a far cry from the rough and rocky trail that took many mushers out of the race earlier this week. Download Audio

Aliy Zirkle maintained her lead in the Iditarod early Sunday morning arriving first in Unalakleet. She won an award and $2,500 in gold nuggets for being the first to arrive. Dallas Seavey bolted into second place and arrived about 45 minutes later, about 8:20 am. Aaron Burmeister also was into Unalakleet Sunday morning.

Three days into the Iditarod, the race is still anyone’s game. And the mushers are keeping it interesting this year. Martin Buser completed his 24 hour layover early in the race. Lance Mackey and Sonny Linder appear to be embracing the opposite strategy... making their way down the trail to the Iditarod Checkpoint, which is also the official half way marker in the race. But many of the veteran mushers decided to stick to a plan they know, resting in the popular 24 layover village of Takotna.

Aliy Zirkle has taken the lead in the 2013 Iditarod. She checked into the Grayling checkpoint at 9:54 a.m. Friday. Aaron Burmeister and Jake Berkowitz arrived in Grayling about 30 minutes apart, at 11:06 a.m. and 11:37 a.m., respectively.

Photo and Video by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage In McGrath, amid the outdoor preparations, Chef Todd Bulock was hard at work cooking food for...

Brent Sass has been disqualified from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The musher was informed by race Marshall Mark Nordman after he arrived in Tanana that he will not be able to continue the race because the Eureka-based musher violated a rule about using a wireless communication device on the trail. Download Audio

Nicolas Petit took the Iditarod lead Tuesday evening when he was the first to dart out of Taknota about 8:35 p.m. He spent just a few minutes in Taknota and headed towards Ophir.

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage and Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage It's become a Martin Buser style race, with teams taking their twenty...

This could be a Seavey year in the Iditarod. Mitch and Dallas Seavey have stayed out front, along with a few others, through the halfway point. Mitch Seavey was the first to reach the Yukon River at Ruby. Here is how it rolled out. Veteran musher Jim Lanier put off his mandatory 24 hour layover and collected the halfway gold nuggets at Cripple. Mitch Seavey nearly caught up with him. Aliy Zirkle decided not to rest in Cripple when she arrived four hours later and blasted on ahead, the first to leave Cripple. In between were Trent Herbst, not having taken his 24, Dallas Seavey, John Baker and Jeff King.

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team. Alaska Public Media's Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing in FACES OF ALASKA. Wednesday, March 9. 10:30 pm

It was about 7:15am, and Schwing had just seen a press release about a snowmachiner hitting Aily Zirkle and Jeff King en route to Nulato overnight, killing a dog and injuring others. "Zach - get up! GET UP!" I started making calls and poking at the computer while Schwing roused her pilot and basically sprinted toward the plane, and Nulato.

The Iditarod is honoring a late longtime race volunteer in Kaltag with the Herbie Nayokpuk Spirit of the Iditarod Award. Listen now

Mushers are racing towards Nome. And so are the tourists. A small business owner is gearing up to capitalize on the influx. Download Audio