Mild weather turns race into mush
Lack of snow postpones Laconia world sled dog derby
MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. - It’s been a tough winter for Candy and Maccey. The Alaskan Huskies have had to cool their paws for much of the season, sledding only when their owners made the trek to snowier reaches north of Montreal. And now, another disappointment: This week came word that the 83rd annual Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby - which claims title of largest sled dog race in the lower 48 - had been postponed due to lack of snow.