Month: February 2015

The Toughest Sled Dog Race In The World

The Yukon Quest Trail is close enough to one thousand miles long that no one disputes its claim to being one of only two 1,000 mile sled dog races in the world – the other being the more widely-known Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. […]

Thought You Said You Could Skate?

IT WAS NOVEMBER of 1952 when I arrived in Anchorage, an 11 year old kid from northern Minnesota. In the small town where I grew up, we all played hockey in the winter—on icy streets, on frozen ponds and sometimes, when we were lucky, at an actual indoor […]

Oscar Comes to Alaska

  As a homeschooled youth in Delta Junction, Alaska, Ben Grossmann enjoyed a childhood filled with snowmachining and ATVing and nights camped out in an off-the-grid cabin. How does one get from that place to the stage at the Academy Awards accepting an Oscar for his work on […]

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