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Crab fisherman Frank McFarland holds up a rare blue-colored red king crab that he caught in his commercial crabbing pots. (Photo credit: Scott Kent, ADFG/KNOM .org)

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman’s catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska. KNOM reports Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing […]

07/18/2014

In this September 2011 photo provided by Tony Gorn, musk oxen graze in the backyard of his home in Nome, Alaska. (AP Photo/Angie Gorn)

Got unwanted oxen? Try bear urine to ward them off

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have turned to an unusual source in efforts to persuade a herd of musk oxen to leave this Bering Sea coastal town for good. Bear urine. Some suspect […]

07/03/2014

(Photo credit: Iditarod.com)

Iditarod won but Alaska town honors every finisher

NOME, Alaska (AP) — The winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come under the burled arch in this western Alaska outpost, but that’s just the beginning for this community, where every musher to finish the race gets a hero’s welcome.

03/14/2013

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4-time champion Jeff King takes lead in Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another former champion has taken the lead in 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Four-time winner Jeff King was the first musher into the Koyuk checkpoint, about 170 miles from the Nome finish line.

03/11/2013

Musher Lance Mackey (Photo: Iditarod.com)

Lance Mackey leads Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race

OPHIR, Alaska (AP) — Four-time consecutive winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Lance Mackey is leading the 1,000-mile race to Nome. Mackey pulled into the checkpoint at Ophir, Alaska, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. He last won the race in 2010.

03/06/2013

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