With oil down, Alaska faces budget crunch

...Alaska Permanent Fund.Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski of Anchorage has proposed putting the earnings reserve account off-limits...reach that point.Incoming Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, wants to reduce spending and cut any fat from the budget...


...of the grueling 1,000-mile competition from Willow to Fairbanks.The event begins with a ceremonial start March 7 in Anchorage. Dog teams carrying passengers make a leisurely 11-mile run from downtown to an airstrip on the city's east side...

Iditarod mushers face harsh Alaskan terrain for chance at victory

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog...breaking his ankle.Scott Janssen, 52, an Anchorage undertaker known as the Mushing Mortician...Guard helicopter arrived to fly him to an Anchorage hospital.Veteran musher Sonny Lindner...

Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska to start as usual this weekend after conditions improve

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog...normal in Willow, about 50 miles north of Anchorage. The 1,000-mile race spans two mountain...festival-type atmosphere, begins in downtown Anchorage. Mushers will take a leisurely 11-mile...

Seaveys building legacy in storied sled-dog race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Don't get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words...

New leader has shot at his first victory in Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has a new leader.Race officials say Aliy Zirkle, of Two Rivers, Alaska, was the...

Aliy Zirkle retakes lead in Iditarod in run to Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A runner-up from the past two years and a four-time champion continued to play leapfrog Saturday at the head of...

30 Great Gifts for $5 (or Less!)

...Oatmeal Stout... Russian River Pliny the Younger...Deschutes Abyss Imperial Stout... New Glarus Serendipity... Anchorage Bitter MonkA "Cup of Coffee" Just simply get a $5 gift certificate from a coffee shop in your area. Stick it inside a...

Study on fish behavoir yields surprise

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The advent of new imaging technology has enabled fishery scientists to confirm what they had only theorized before...

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Researchers use contest records to study changing climate

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In the complex science of tracking global warming, researchers usually crunch billions of measurements through a vast...

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