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Close Race Between Cooke and Beattie, Quest Teams Get Pampered During Layover

As the back half of the Yukon Quest pack continues to trickle into Dawson City, the leaders are enjoying some much-needed rest and respite. Aliy Zirkle, a Yukon Quest winner and Allen Moore’s mushing partner, is currently supporting Moore as handler in this race. She told Quest staff yesterday in a video that this point […]

AK Board of Game Approves Changes to Moose Permits and Brown Bear Bag Limits

Bull moose sitting outside

On Jan 16th, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) attended a Board of Game (Board) work session and regular meeting in Nome. The Board adopted a number of changes for this year’s hunting regulations, including extending harvesting seasons and expanding permit regulations in moose hunts. In sum, thirteen proposals were submitted for Unit […]

SNC Appoints Former Director, and Lawsuit Defendant, As New CEO

Charles E. Fagerstrom of Nome has been named as the next CEO of Sitnasuak Native Corporation. The same Fagerstrom that was a former member of SNC’s Board of Directors and named in a previous lawsuit with the Corporation over an anonymous mailer. Following almost a year of litigation, the lawsuit between SNC and three of its […]

2020 Yukon Quest Pivots to Yukon Side of Trail, 7 Into Dawson At This Point

Close-up of sled dog team running down snowy trail with forested mountains in background.

Seven mushers have arrived into Dawson City, the halfway point in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest, and that includes the first rookie. Nora Sjalin of Sweden joined Brent Sass, Michelle Phillips, Cody Strathe, Allen Moore, Torsten Kohnert, and Ryne Olson in her 36-hour mandatory layover just before 7am PST. All mushers in the field of 13 […]