A positive drug test for methamphetamine has disqualified veteran dog musher Lance Mackey from the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, according to a statement from race organizers.
Alaska has designated fishing as “critical infrastructure” — including sport fishing. But travel mandates could make trips to fishing destinations an upstream battle for people trying to come in from out of state.
The COVID-19 pandemic will not prevent Alaskans from fishing this summer. But residents are being asked to take precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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.