Congrats, Mitch

What can we learn from a sled dog race? And what of this year’s thrilling end to the
famous, 1,000-mile Iditarod?

Clearly the Seavey family has cemented itself as a mushing dynasty. Mitch, a Sterling resident and the oldest Iditarod winner ever, now has two titles. His son, Dallas, has one that he won as the youngest musher ever to do so last year. Did we mention Conway Seavey who won the Junior Iditarod in 2012 and Tustumena 100 this year?

We’re lucky to get to watch the Seavey family run dogs now and for years to come not only because of how exciting it is, but what their racing teaches.

Last year, the young Dallas showed that enthusiasm and dedication could beat experience. This year, Mitch — who dedicated the win to the older gentlemen — showed that patience and tenacity are just as good, if not better, than pure youth.

Congrats, again, Mitch and family.

More

Op-ed: A farewell to the WASPs

The memorial service for Barbara Bush over the weekend marked the passing of an era.

Read more

What others say: Pay dividends to the Fairbanks Four

About 40 protesters assembled at Golden Heart Plaza on Saturday to demand the Alaska Senate pass House Bill 127. The bill would return 18 Alaska... Read more

Op-ed: Hannity’s unnecessary disclosure exposure

I hate going against the grain. (Actually, I love going against the grain.) I hate the condemnation I get when I do (actually, I love... Read more