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Posts Tagged ‘ sled dog racing ’

All Alaska Sweepstakes

May 21, 2013
All Alaska Sweepstakes

  The historic All Alaska Sweepstakes is the subject of All Alaska Sweepstakes: History of the Great Sled Dog Race, by Helen Hegener, now in a new edition, revised with 60 pages of new content and photographs. Hundreds of beautiful photos by Jan DeNapoli, Joe May, Donna Quante and others tell the story of the...
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An All Alaska Sweepstakes Tale

April 24, 2013
An All Alaska Sweepstakes Tale

My current project is a reprinting of my 2010 book, All Alaska Sweepstakes: 2008 Centennial Race. No major changes, just moving the book to a different format and cleaning up a few typos in the original, but working on it has been good preparation for another long-term project, an in-depth book on the entire...
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Best of the Quest

February 4, 2013
Best of the Quest

The 30th anniversary running of the Yukon Quest has brought it all together for an exciting event, and as the mushers make their way over the Yukon trails to Dawson City, their fans from around the world are finding plenty to help them keep track of their favorite teams. There are some world-class media...
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2013 Northern Lights 300: Re-Routed Trail

January 22, 2013
2013 Northern Lights 300: Re-Routed Trail

A New Start Point and A Re-Routed Trail The 2013 Northern Lights 300 starts January 25th at Deshka Landing, near Willow, a sharp change of venue from last year’s inaugural departure from Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake. Warm weather and a lack of snow resulted in a report on Martin Buser’s...
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Advice from a Musher

January 13, 2013
Advice from a Musher

Jodi Bailey is a champion musher, and she’s the first rookie to finish both the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest and the 1,000 mile Iditarod in the same year. She lives in Chatanika, Alaska, northwest of Fairbanks, with her husband Dan Kaduce, also a champion musher, and their large family of sled dogs which comprise...
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Trail Dogs

January 9, 2013
Trail Dogs

“For the pride of trace and trail was his, and sick unto death, he could not bear that another dog should do his work.” ~ Jack London, The Call of the Wild Larry is a mushing legend. The big gray Alaskan husky is the winningest lead dog in long distance racing history; he’s led...
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Comin’ up: Jeff King’s Denali Doubles

January 8, 2013
Comin’ up: Jeff King’s Denali Doubles

One of the most exciting sled dog races on the 2010 race calendar was four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King’s inaugural run of the Denali Doubles, with a first-place purse of $10,000 which drew a broad spectrum of mushers from across Alaska – and even from beyond its borders. Reporter Mike Campbell put it succinctly...
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Susitna Story

January 4, 2013

  A classic animation by Peter Dunlap-Shohl, for the complete lyrics and more information visit Litsite Alaska.  
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Dog Gone Addiction

January 4, 2013
Dog Gone Addiction

The International award-winning film by Becky Bristow, Dog Gone Addiction, has been has been shown at film festivals across North America and Europe and has won numerous awards and accolades including Best Adventure Film, Explorers Club film festival, New York; Best Adventure Sports Film, Taos Mountain Film Festival, New Mexico; Special Jury Award, Whistler...
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Revving Up: The Season’s First Races

January 1, 2013
Revving Up: The Season’s First Races

Race Updates: The Knik 200 Joe Redington Sr. Memorial in Knik, originally scheduled to begin January 5th; and the Don Bowers Memorial 100/200/300 in Willow, January 18, have both been cancelled due to poor conditions. Upcoming races still scheduled: The Copper Basin 300 in Glennallen, January 12th; the Kuskokwim 300 in Bethel, January 18;...
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About Northern Light Media

Northern Light Media, founded in 2007, is an Alaskan company which publishes nonfiction books about Alaskan topics. Titles currently in print include The Matanuska Colony Barns (2013), Along Alaskan Trails (2012), Yukon Quest Album (2010), and The All Alaska Sweepstakes (2009). Northern Light Media has also produced a documentary DVD, Appetite & Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey, about the four-time Iditarod & Yukon Quest Champion. Northern Light Media has produced two popular and well-attended Mushing History Conferences; and is an active supporter of the Northern Lights 300 Sled Dog Race, run in January, on the Iditarod Trail, from Big Lake to Finger Lake and return. You can contact us at helenhegener@gmail.com

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