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Maria Metzen off the start line of the Yukon Dog Mushers Association’s sled dog race on Jan. 9. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Mushers race in preparation for FirstMate Babe Southwick

The annual race is set for Feb. 12 and 13.

 

Ed Hopkins starts the 36-mile race at the Carbon Hill Race Day on Jan. 10. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Dogs take over Mount Lorne for Carbon Hill Race Day

The Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon (DPSAY) hosted its annual…

 

Nola Renner gets some assistance in crossing the road from Mathieu Renner at the start of the poker run on Dec. 19 before striking out alone. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

DPSAY hosts poker run

The Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon hosted a poker run…

 

Racer Mandy Johnson came second in the 10-dog 15-mile race with a time of 51 minutes and 26 seconds. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon Dog Mushers Association holds first event of the season at Ibex Valley tracks

Conditions were cold and bright for one of the sport’s first events of the winter

Racer Mandy Johnson came second in the 10-dog 15-mile race with a time of 51 minutes and 26 seconds. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Brent Sass and his team approach the Pelly Crossing checkpoint along the Pelly River on Feb. 9 during the 2020 Yukon Quest. The Yukon Journey will follow a similar trail to the Quest from Dawson City to Whitehorse this winter. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Yukon Journey race announced

The Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon (DPSAY) announced it will…

Brent Sass and his team approach the Pelly Crossing checkpoint along the Pelly River on Feb. 9 during the 2020 Yukon Quest. The Yukon Journey will follow a similar trail to the Quest from Dawson City to Whitehorse this winter. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Travelling by dogsled is the best way to go in the Yukon backcountry! (Photo: F Mueller/ Government of Yukon)

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Travelling by dogsled is the best way to go in the Yukon backcountry! (Photo: F Mueller/ Government of Yukon)

Yukoner finishes 13th in Iditarod

Michelle Phillips arrived in Nome, Alaska, shortly after 12:40 p.m. on March 18

Norwegian musher wins 2020 Iditarod

Thomas Waerner crossed the finish line in Nome shortly after 12:30 a.m. on March 18.

Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race cancelled but planning underway to deliver the mail

The annual race is a roundtrip between Dawson City and Eagle, Alaska

Windy weather helps Granger Grind live up to its name

“It’s called the Granger Grind for a reason”

Mushers prepped to hit the trail for Saturday’s Yukon Quest

The field of 15 includes two Yukoners and five Canadians

The Quest for perfection: How technology has influenced dog sled design

“A wooden sled and you hit something, it’s pretty hard to fix and you’re very likely out of the race”

Yukon Quest field down to just 15 after three withdrawals

Lori Tweddell and Louve Tweddell withdrew from the Quest after not completing qualification races

Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300

Rob Cooke was the lone Yukoner to finish, placing 12th

Yukon Dog Mushers Association holds preliminary race at Ibex Valley tracks

The event included 19 participants racing in six categories

Martine LeLevier repeats as Granger Grind champion

LeLevier won this year’s race with a time of seven hours, 57 minutes and 53 seconds

Peter Kaiser wins 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Kaiser is the first musher of Yup’ik descent to win the race

Hugh Neff suspended from 2019 Yukon Quest following necropsy results

Two-time Yukon Quest winner Hugh Neff will not be eligible to enter…

Twister series finishes with icy race

‘If you react a tenth of a second to late, the sled can flip’