Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Lex Treinen is covering the state Legislature for Alaska Public Media. Reach him at ltreinen@gmail.com.
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Alaska telecom companies say they’re staying on top of internet demand

GCI’s modeling showed a surge of internet traffic around spring break, when the virus was expected to hit. It did just that, but the company said that so far, the spike isn’t as severe as some feared.

Alaska unemployment claims skyrocket after coronavirus shuts down restaurants

Days after restaurant and bar closures began around Alaska, more workers are looking for state support in the form of unemployment insurance.

Water and power will not be shut off during city emergency, Anchorage mayor says

The Municipality of Anchorage said customers’ water and power will not be shut off for nonpayment for the remainder of the city’s disaster declaration.

Alyeska Resort closes mountain operations, Hilltop closes lodge

A day after saying on social media that it would keep ski runs open, Alyeska Resort announced that it would be closing its mountain operations for the remainder of the winter season.

Musher Brent Sass wins 1,000-mile Yukon Quest

The athletic 40-year-old said he spent most of the last stretch of the race pushing and kicking with all his might.

Silver, the sled dog that started the career of champion musher Brent Sass, just turned 18

18 is a remarkable age for any dog, and it is especially meaningful to Sass since Silver was the dog that got it all started for the two-time Quest Champion.

Only 15 mushers are running the Yukon Quest, the fewest in race history

The race previously had been tied for its lowest entrants - 18 - in 36 years. As of right now, just 15 mushers are entered in this year's race.