Beware of Jeff King, who posted the fasted run between the Nulato and Kaltag checkpoints, averaging nearly 13 mph. That's about 2 mph faster than race leader Aliy Zirkle and Martin Buser -- and exceptionally quick for any team this late in the Iditarod.Alaska Dispatch
Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, and 12 other state representatives have sponsored a new, faster way to give Alaska's wildlife away. Their bill will double the number of big game permits donated to organizations, and will remove a portion of law that prohibits them from being used for political lobbying or campaign purposes.Rick Sinnott
Teams that cannot keep pace in the Last Great Race are regularly -- usually politely, but not always so -- asked to abandon the adventure. Usually, it is because they are judged to be in violation of dreaded Rule 36 -- the "competitiveness'' rule. Craig Medred
A 15-month-old golden retriever stayed with its owner for more than 24 hours as he lay on the ice, unable to move after wrecking his snowmachine. The dog then led two brothers back to the man, possibly saving his life.Sean Doogan
The top 10 Iditarod teams are all still in the hunt as they converge on Alaska's Norton Sound coast. From that point forward, the race becomes a match of will and determination. Expect more teams to fall off the torrid pace as trail conditions deteriorate. Zack Steer
Photos dubbed "the place where two oceans meet" have been making the rounds on the Internet for years, but there's a lot of misinformation out there about them. Here's what you can tell your friend next time they share that "really cool photo" on social media.Ben Anderson
Nine months after the worst flood in 100 years left the Yukon River town of Galena struggling to rebuild, things are slowly coming back to their regular pace. One thing that's helping? The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Perhaps the biggest surprise for Galena came from mushers. Generally, Iditarod dog drivers arrive in the community of 400 Friday night or that afternoon at the earliest, but with this year's blistering pace, volunteers running the checkpoint were surprised to see two-time runner-up Aliy Zirkle pull into the checkpoint just after 6 a.m.Suzanna Caldwell