On his show last Sunday, comedian John Oliver called the Nenana Ice Classic “the single greatest ice-melting contest in the world.”
“All our heroes are basketball players,” Arnold Marks says. “All of our parents and older siblings played basketball. And, you know, we don’t have enough equipment for football or baseball or anything else like that. Basketball’s it.”
The Yukon, Tanana, Koyukuk, Kuskokwim and Susitna basins all have more snowpack than usual — and some are well above normal.
Twenty-five million dollars in funding for the project comes from the federal infrastructure bill that passed late last year.
The owner plans to build a new store in the same location.
“Our friends from Russia are reaching out — actually, all over Europe,” Victoria Shestopalov said. “Nobody wants this to be happening.”
Reports of aggressive moose have spread south, including into areas that Iditarod mushers will pass through.
The Army has confirmed that 11 Alaska-based soldiers died by suicide in 2021. Six more deaths are still under investigation.
Six years ago, Kailyn Davis adopted Zeke. He was a hairless, scabby rescue dog. She says running with a dog team has helped him heal.
Downs was never suspected of the crime until 2018, when DNA collected from the crime scene was partially matched to a profile in a commercial genealogy database.