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2014 Hudson Bay Quest Race Report
4/10/14 | Jim Cunningham, 2014 Hudson Bay Quest

Right from the start of the 2014 Hudson Bay Quest (HBQ) the gauntlet was thrown down. Ryan Anderson from Ray, Minnesota returning for his second try at completing the race. Anderson had withdrawn the previous year at the mid-way point. When he got home from Churchill he hung his bib in his kennel where is had to pass it every day to remind himself of what had happened. This year Ryan chose Bib #1 with the determination of if you want to beat me, you will have to pass me.

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Rabies Clinic at Knik Bar, Knik Lake, Alaska on December 1st
10/21/13 | Submitted by Doug Bartko

There will be a rabies shot clinic at Knik Bar, Knik Lake, Alaska Dec.1st, noon to 4pm. For more information call 907-775-0672.


Colorado mushers rescuing sled dogs from flooded areas
9/17/13 | TC Wait for Colorado Mountain Mushers

We have a number of Colorado mushers who are impacted by the floods, and this is just one of the remarkable stories of the devotion our mushing community has for our canine family members, as well as our human community.

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Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association annual rabies vaccination clinic
9/16/13 | Stephanie Ehlenfeldt

It's that time of year again. Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association (Alaska) is having it's annual rabies vaccination clinic Saturday, September 21st from 12 to 4pm.

For details visit the TRDMA website.


News Flash from The Fan Hitch
7/10/13 | Sue and Mark Hamilton

A team of scientists, including evolutionary biologist Dr. Peter Savolainen (Animal genetics, Evolutionary genetics, Population genomics, Forensic DNA analysis) of Stockholm, Sweden, are part of the Science for Life Laboratory [www.scilifelab.se].

They have co-authored a research paper “Pre-Columbian origins of Native American dog breeds, with only limited replacement by European dogs, confirmed by mtDNA analysis” which has been published on July 10, 2013.

The results of this research, which include many DNA samples taken from Inuit Sled Dogs, has important implications for this aboriginal dog! Please read the authors’ announcement/abstract of their work at http://thefanhitch.org/NewsFlash.html  where you will also find a link to the entire research paper available to everyone online for free.


Food needed for the Galena sled dogs moved to Tanana
5/31/13 - | Paula Ciniero

An account has been set up at Cold Spot Feeds. You can call there to donate to Yukon River Flood relief and give credit card number or send check.

Cold Spot feeds
907-457-8555
377 Helmricks Ave
Fairbanks AK 99701

Due to the flooding in Galena the sled dogs are in the process of being relocated to Tanana. They are in desperate need of food to feed the dogs. If you would like to donate dog food please call me at 907-378-6409 and I can pick it up and get it to the airport or barge to be shipped. You can also email me at dogspirit01@yahoo.com


Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run to return in 2014
5/1/13

The Gold Rush Sled dog Association will be having a Mail Run in 2014. The dates for the 2014 event will be January 24, 25, 26, 2014.

New information will be upcoming on www.dogsledmailrun.ca/


2013 K300 Volunteer Party!
5/1/13

The 2013 K300 Volunteer Party will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013!

The party is open to all K300 volunteers and crew. Come enjoy an afternoon of food, beverages, games, prizes and fun as we take this opportunity to honor all of our K300 volunteers! The party will be held at the Bethel Lion's Club.

If you have any questions or would like more information - please contact Zach Fansler at 545.3300 or at k300@alaska.com


Experience as an IFSS Doping Controls Trainee at the 2013 World Championships
5/1/13

This article contains a report by Diane Stewart on her experience as an IFSS Doping Controls Trainee at the 2013 World Championships as well as a first hand report by Kale Casey on his drug testing experience at the 2013 World Championships and Guidelines provided to MUSA competitors during the IFSS 2013 World Championships.

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We are saddened to report the passing of Cindy Molburg, founder & editor of Team & Trail Magazine.
4/18/13

Cynthia Molburg, known as the publisher/editor of the monthly newspaper about sled dog racing, Team & Trail, passed away on April 15, at her home in Center Harbor, NH, surrounded by her family.

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IFSS Certified Canine Doping Control Officer Training Seminar
4/3/13

Sally O’Sullivan Bair will be offering a two-day training seminar as part of the IFSS (International Federation of Sleddog Sports) certification requirements to become a canine Doping Control Assistant (DCA) or Doping Control Officer (DCO). The course will be offered in the USA in conjunction with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and held on the University’s St. Paul Campus, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, in the Ben Pomeroy Student/Alumni Learning Center, Room 215, 1964 Fitch Avenue, St. Paul, MN, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days.

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2013 The Pas World Championships
2/17/2012

Kevin Cook wins 2013 The Pas World Championships
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