• George Attla, from Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

    George Attla, a Mushing Legend

    In honor of Fur Rondy, I am reprising an old post about my favorite musher, George Attla. I grew up on Fort Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska. In those days, the Fur Rendezvous festival (Fur Rondy) was a really big deal.…

  • Togo by Lynn Lovegreen 1

    Togo, a Canine Hero

    I recently attended the Polar Bear Garden exhibit at the Anchorage Museum. It was full of interesting things that connect Alaska and Russia. As I entered the section about dogs, I had the pleasant sensation of meeting an old friend…

  • Iditarod logo

    Iditarod Time!

    This is an encore of a favorite post from 2013. This year, over 80 mushers will compete! This weekend, Alaska is in the midst of the Last Great Race on Earth, the Iditarod. Sixty-six mushers and their teams left the…

  • Jeff King and dog embrace by James Brooks

    Winter Sports in Alaska

    As you might expect, winter sports are a big deal in Alaska. Indoors, basketball and hockey are important—check out a high school basketball tournament or an Aces hockey game if you want to see rabid fans. But we have outdoor…