The first sled dog race of the season in Bethel is less than two weeks away. The Bethel Sprint Club’s season opener starts at 1 p.m. December 10 and 11 The trail runs 12 to 14 miles and starts on the river in front of Bethel. The race holds a $8,000 purse and has no dog limit.
The University of Alaska has decided not to cut six sports teams. University President Jim Johnsen rescinded an earlier cost saving recommendation that men’s and women’s ski teams at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and ski and indoor track programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage be eliminated.