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Iditarod Champ Sets New Record

For those who follow the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a name that has become synonymous with unparalleled excellence is Dallas Seavey. This year, the 37-year-old musher from Talkeetna, Alaska, etched his name into Iditarod history by achieving a record breaking sixth victory, cementing his status as the most successful musher in the race’s storied […]

Dear Friend…(April 2024)

On the second Sunday of Easter, we hear the Gospel passage of Thomas finally meeting the risen Christ. The drama of Jesus’ crucifixion and death was so viscerally real and compelling that he refuses to believe until he can see Jesus alive face-to-face. Thomas was a beloved disciple; he followed Jesus throughout his public life […]

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Wildlife is a constant reality on the Last Frontier. Even an ordinary trip to the grocery store can turn into an adventure at a moment’s notice, as one Anchorage woman recently found. After her weekly Costco run on a Saturday morning, she was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot when she suddenly […]

Dogs of Iron and Men of Steel

Snowmachiners reach the halfway checkpoint for 2024 Iron Dog.

Weeks before the Iditarod dog teams arrive in Nome, dogs of a different sort make their presence known in the city. The annual Iron Dog is the toughest and longest snowmachine race in the world, covering more than 2,500 miles of Alaskan backcountry from Anchorage to Nome and back. Veteran racers Cody Barber and Brett […]

Inupiaq Author Wins Newbery Honor

Inupiaq author and illustrator Nasugraq Rainey Hopson recently won two special honors for her debut novel, Eagle Drums, a magical realistic middle grade tale about the origin story of the Inupiaq Messenger Feast, a Native Alaskan tradition. She was awarded both a Newbery Honor and an American Indian Youth Literature Award. The hero of her […]