Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Tegan Hanlon is the digital managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at thanlon@alaskapublic.org or 907-550-8447. Read more about Tegan here.
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Snowmachiner collides with Iditarod dog team

One dog on musher Bailey Vitello's team was struck but not injured, according to Iditarod officials.
A woman on a sled in heavy winter clothing with bib number 37 being pulled by dogs down a road as viewed from above.

Iditarod reports third dog death of this year’s race

Henry, a 3-year-old on rookie Calvin Daugherty’s team, collapsed outside of Shaktoolik.
a musher removes a dog booty from a paw

Iditarod reports second dog death of this year’s race

George, a 4-year-old on Hunter Keefe’s team, collapsed on the way to Unalakleet, race officials say.
A man in an orange puffy jacket pushes a dog sled through the downtown streets of Anchorage.

Iditarod reports first dog death of this year’s race

Bog, a 2-year-old male, was on Isaac Teaford’s team. This is Teaford’s first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race.
a dog licks a musher on his chin

Meg, who loves to kiss

“She cheers up everybody," said said musher Mats Pettersson. "She’s happy and wants to kiss everybody.”
a musher poses with a blonde dog outside

Junior, who’s ‘a little energy ball’

Junior is the youngest dog on Two Rivers musher Matt Hall’s team, and Hall says he’s “a little energy ball.”
a musher kisses her dog on its head

Mussel, the ‘snuggle bunny’

Mussel is “all business” when he’s racing, and when he’s not “he’s an excellent snuggle bunny," said Amanda Otto.
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Ralph, whose best friend is a cat named Meow

Musher Jessica Klejka got Ralph for a bargain.
a musher and a dog look at each other

Paul, who loves to sing

It’s not surprising given his name. Paul is part of the the Beatles litter and he’s named after Paul McCartney.
A hand places a paper ballot in a ballot box.

What do you want to ask Anchorage mayoral candidates?

Send us your questions to help inform our candidate questionnaires for the April 2 election.
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3 Alaska Native mushers lead the charge to Iditarod finish line

It’s a close race between Ryan Redington, Richie Diehl and Pete Kaiser.
A musher in a red jacket pushes off his sled.

Jessie Holmes wins Iditarod’s First Musher to the Yukon Award

His award included a five-course gourmet meal prepared by the executive chef at Marx Bros. Cafe, Jack Amon.
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The race is on: What to know about the 2023 Iditarod

How are Iditarod trail conditions? Why so few mushers this year? We answer those questions and more.
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What do you want to ask Anchorage Assembly and school board candidates?

What issues matter most to you? Help us create our candidate questionnaires.
a house surrounded by the beginning of an approaching wave.

Dunleavy says state taking stock of damage as historic storm moves north along Alaska’s coastline

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Saturday night that this weekend’s historic storm has impacted almost 1,000 miles of Alaska’s coastline.
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The Iditarod has a new champion: Brent Sass arrives first to Nome

The 42-year-old musher took command of this year’s race around the halfway point and never gave it up.
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‘Kind of a dream’: Brent Sass races to Nome, poised to win his first Iditarod

Brent Sass and his 11-dog team dashed out of the White Mountain checkpoint at 7:05 p.m., with just 77 miles to the finish line.