In a quick turnaround, Juneau Karate Academy instructors Nathan Young and Sarah Young closed the public doors to their Mendenhall Valley dojo — and launched an online training academy.
The Gold Medal Basketball Tournament was canceled on Friday, due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 virus.
Iditarod mushers will still be finishing on Front Street in Nome next week, but the city of Nome will not be hosting any festivities.
Hundreds of sled dogs are running across Alaska this week as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race plays out over 1,000 miles from Willow to Nome.
Organizers relied on advice from the state Department of Health and Social Services to postone the state’s high school basketball tournaments.
The Alaska School Activities Association canceled this year’s state basketball and cheerleading tournaments due to concerns over the coronavirus. They had previously been postponed.
With temperatures plunging deep into the negatives on Tuesday, mushers and dogs sported a coating of frost when they pulled into Nikolai, a small village about a quarter of the way into the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Organizers of the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon, made a decision to cancel the event over coronavirus concerns. The cancellation sent shockwaves of disappointment across the Arctic Circle.
“I kind of like spicy things, like chile relleno and some lasagna with a little zip in it, that sort of thing,” says Iditarod musher Linwood Fiedler.
After the ferry shut down, the Haines school had planned to fly the students, but the crew of the reality TV program “Ghost Hunters” had chartered a boat trip from Haines to Juneau already and they let the teams catch a ride with them.