Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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Casey Grove is host of Alaska News Nightly, a general assignment reporter and an editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at cgrove@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Casey here

Chickaloon tribal policing to expand to non-Native Alaskans under unique state authorization

Chickaloon Native Village's tribal police will fill a policing gap in the Sutton area, east of Palmer in a part of the Mat-Su Borough.
A basketball hoop full of snow

Anchorage winter ties for second snowiest on record but hitting all-time mark unlikely

A whopping 132.6 inches of snow -- more than 11 feet -- fell on the city this winter, as of the latest measurement Friday.

Majority of Alaskans voted across party lines in ’22 primary, study says

Sightline Institute researcher Jeannette Lee says the analysis shows open primaries let Alaskans choose values over party.

Alaska Native remains repatriated from Oregon asylum but many Lost Alaskans still buried

Patients who died at places like Morningside Hospital in Portland, were often buried there and never returned home.
A group of students walking of their school wearing red and holding a sign that reads, "Prioritize my Education."

Alaska schools making drastic cuts in wake of governor’s veto, school administrators council says

Lisa Parady is the Executive Director of the Alaska Council of School Administrators and says the council's members are doing everything they can to avoid negative impacts to classrooms and students.
four mushers

For the first time, 4 women mushers have finished in the Iditarod’s top 10

Paige Drobny’s team arrived here in 5th place early Wednesday morning, followed by Mille Porsild in 7th, Amanda Otto in 8th and Jessie Royer in 10th.
a dog next to a box

Delmer, who doesn’t miss a thing

Delmer is six years old and racing in his fourth Iditarod, Pete Kaiser said.
a musher gets a kiss from a dog

Dallas Seavey wins record-breaking sixth Iditarod

Musher Dallas Seavey dashed across the finish line in Nome on Tuesday, breaking a tie with five-time champ Rick Swenson.
a musher puts booties on a dog

Iditarod set to mint Dallas Seavey as winningest musher of all time

If he wins, Dallas Seavey will have overcome a penalty earlier in the race for not sufficiently gutting a moose he shot after it attacked his team.
huskies next to a dog truck in a snowy street

Titan, of golden lineage

“He’s a sweet boy," Dallas Seavey said of Titan. "There’s a lot of things I love about him."
an aerial view of a musher on snow

Dallas Seavey leads Iditarod, eyeing a record-setting sixth win

Seavey regained the lead after a two-hour penalty earlier in the race.
a man puts pepperoni on a pizza

This Unalakleet restaurant is delivering hot pizza and warm messages to exhausted Iditarod mushers

Mushers’ family, friends and fans began calling Peace on Earth weeks ago to place pizza orders. Many asked for special messages to be written on the boxes.
a dog gets a kiss oustide

Skookum, the rowdy one

Lauro Eklund said Skookum means solid or strong, and it's the perfect name for a rowdy dog who's "beating up on his siblings all the time."
a musher putting foot ointment on their dogs outside, the dogs are wearing red coats

Iditarod teams contend with frigid temperatures and sleep deprivation heading to the coast

The mushers are adding clothing to themselves and their dogs to stay warm in subzero windchills.
a black dog in a truck

Mayhem, ‘the sweetest girl on the team’

“She loves to be pet, so every time you’re walking by, she gives you a paw," said Anna Berington.
a musher puts out straw for their dogs

‘Tons can happen’: Iditarod teams mush into race’s second half

“We’re only halfway in the race, and tons can happen,” said musher Pete Kaiser.
a sled dog rests on a mat outside

Schooby, the old man

Nicolas Petit says Schooby “carries the world on his shoulders.”
a musher eats a meal inside

Iditarod musher Petit and his dogs chow down in Ruby after arriving first to the Yukon River town

Both the Big Lake musher and his voracious huskies were eager to eat, having made it to the Yukon River first Thursday night.
a musher talks to another man outside

Iditarod ‘made the right call,’ Seavey says of penalty for insufficient moose-gutting

Musher Dallas Seavey was assessed a two-hour penalty for failing to properly gut a moose he shot earlier in the race after it attacked his team.
dogs under blankets

Iditarod mushers care for dogs, sleep, eat and repeat during their 24-hour breaks

The 24’s, as they’re called, are mandatory and a welcome reset for the weary teams.