Fifty-eight mushers have signed up for the 2020 Iditarod. Among them are six former champions, including 2019 winner Pete Kaiser. But one four-time champion is absent.
Multiple dogs were injured Saturday morning after a snowmobiler repeatedly drove towards Aliy Zirkle, Jeff King and their teams. Nash, a 3-year-old male on King’s team, was killed in the attack.
There were 56 new wildfires Monday statewide, and 238 active, mostly in interior and southwest Alaska.
Jeff King overtook Aliy Zirkle early Monday morning in the 2014 Iditarod.
Martin Buser, racing with 14 dogs, kept up his bid to win the 2014 Iditarod, leaving Nulato about 9:34 Friday night.