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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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  • Gilman School teacher to be Iditarod 'Teacher on the Trail'

    Gilman School teacher to be Iditarod 'Teacher on the Trail'
    When a reporter told Jen Reiter's third graders at Gilman School that he was there to write a story about their teacher's upcoming trip "north to Alaska," the students froze and Reiter exclaimed, "Oh, my God. It's their favorite song ever." The children...
  • Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

    Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi
    You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her...
  • Gilman's Reiter named Teacher on the Trail for 2014 Iditarod

    Gilman's Reiter named Teacher on the Trail for 2014 Iditarod
    This year's Iditarod dog sled race ended last month, but Gilman School teacher Jen Reiter is already preparing for next year's race. For thousands of students nationwide, Reiter will be the face of the race that begins March 1, 2014. She has been chosen...
  • "Manditarod" coming to downtown

    Familiar with the Iditarod dog sled race that takes place annually in Alaska? If not, here's some quick reading. Now that we're on the same page, the oddballs in downtown Hampton have announced a Manditarod will be held July 26. Man meets Idarod -...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 10-16, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, the arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are...
  • Iditarod champ offers a top-dog mushing experience

    Iditarod champ offers a top-dog mushing experience
    I picked a winner when I took a dog sled trip through Salmon Berry Tours, which partners with the kennel owned by the man who days later would best the field in this year's Iditarod. After a 975-mile race across Alaskan wilderness, Dallas Seavey, 27,...
  • Big problem with Iditarod: Plenty of mushers, sleds, but little snow

    Big problem with Iditarod: Plenty of mushers, sleds, but little snow
    In order to be a champion musher, you need dogs, sleds, a sense of athletic adventure and -- oh, yeah -- snow. Getting three out of four might work in baseball or basketball, but it just doesn’t count when it comes to the Iditarod, the 975-mile race...
  • It's Dallas Seavey in surprise record finish for Alaska's Iditarod

    Beatle, a real lead dog, powered his team to a record-breaking, come-from-behind victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Big Dog helped bring the human half of the partnership across Alaska to the finish line in Nome, where an exhausted Dallas...
  • Pictures in the News | March 10, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins on the streets on Southern California with the 2014 L.A. Marathon. Race-day temperatures climbed to 81 degrees at the finish line, the highest ever recorded since the marathon began its 26.2-mile “Stadium to...
  • Pictures in the News | March 11, 2014

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News a Crimean Tatar man prays at a mosque in Bakhchysarai, Ukraine. The arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This...
  • Alaska's Appreciation for Sled Dogs Continues as the Iditarod Mushes on

    Alaska's Appreciation for Sled Dogs Continues as the Iditarod Mushes on
    The Iditarod Sled Dog Race takes dog mushers and their team on a thousand mile journey over vast frozen stretches of Alaska’s tundra. The Iditarod trail we know today was largely established in the early 1900’s. The trail was used regularly to...
  • Gator hunt? Dog sledding? Campaign fundraisers get creative

    WASHINGTON — Forget the chicken dinner, the rubbery staple of the political fundraising circuit. Go alligator hunting with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on a Louisiana Bayou Weekend for a campaign donation of $5,000. Or spend a weekend in Hayward,...