The 49th Iditarod race includes 13 women and 34 men, made up of 12 rookies and 35 veterans. Four former Iditarod champions are back in the race and four countries are represented in the field. Five competing mushers have participated in 18 or more Iditarod races. View musher profiles here.
While the Iditarod believes the future does not belong to the fainthearted, we take the health and well-being of our racers, volunteers, staff, and spectators very seriously. After consulting with our stakeholders and in consultation with the Municipality of Anchorage, we decided to cancel our traditional ceremonial start in Anchorage due to the COVID-19 concerns of a large gathering. […]
‘Makes Us All Safer’: Biden Admin Announces Five-Year Extension of New START Nuclear Treaty With Russia
“This welcome step is the start of our efforts to pursue effective arms control that lowers the risks of war and helps prevent arms races,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In a widely praised move, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday formally announced a five-year extension of the last existing nuclear arms control […]
WASILLA, Alaska – Tuesday, the Iditarod Trail Committee confirmed that both the restart and the finish of the Last Great Race on Earth will take place at Deshka Landing. The decision was mutually made by the Iditarod and the Willow Area Community Organization due to concern for COVID-19 risk mitigation at the Willow Area Community […]
Anchorage School District students start the school year on Tuesday, August 20th. Regardless if you’re in the “Thank goodness, FINALLY” camp or on the “Holy crow where did the summer go” side – it’s happening. Here are a few things you need to know about this impending first day of school. Parents, please […]
Bristol Bay Commercial Fishing Season Opens as Flawed Federal Permitting Process for Pebble Plows Forward
Bristol Bay fishermen ramp up efforts to save their industry and look to Congress for suspension of rushed Pebble Mine permitting process Naknek, AK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced the season’s first commercial fishing openers in Bristol Bay. As fishermen turn their attention to the fishing grounds, the […]