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Archive for March 2013

March 2008: The All-Alaska Sweepstakes returns

March 26, 2008 Paul Korchin and Amy Flaherty hop onto borrowed snowmobiles to follow the 100th anniversary running of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, a 408-mile sled dog race through the wilderness. They report using a satellite telephone lent by Nome police chief Paul Burke.

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Update News: Monday, March 25, 2013

In Monday’s news: Recent reauthorization of VAWA has support and controversy; NJUS fixed main water line separation yesterday in Nome; Nils Hahn wins 2013 Equinox Sled Dog Race; Indigenous drumming and dancing  took place this weekend at the 2013 Cama-i Dance Festival.  

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Profile: Inaugural Equinox Sled Dog Race

Six mushers will compete in the first ever Equinox Sled Dog Race, hosted by the Nome Kennel Club. The teams will be traveling a total of 73 miles over the 3-day race, an event that is modeled after the La Pas World Championships in Manitoba. The race purse is guaranteed at $4500, and prizes will…

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Update News: Friday, March 22, 2013

In Friday’s news: Scientists from around the State of Alaska and the world are talking Rural Science in Action this week; UAF Marine Advisory Program gave update on sick seals investigation at Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference; Nome’s Charlie Lean reappointed by Governor Parnell to Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas in Alaska; Six mushers…

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You’re Tuned into…..Sounding Board

If you told me one year ago that I would be moving to Alaska, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. If you had told me that I would be hosting a radio call-in show, I would have said you’re crazy! The call-in show I’m referring to is titled “Sounding Board.” The show runs from September to…

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Update News: Thursday, March 21, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell has submitted capital budget amendment for evacuation road in Kivalina; Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race organizers planning changes after death of sled dog; Bethel man pleads guilty to fraudulently using letterhead of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; House bill hopes to assist small Alaska municipal school districts with funding…

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Update News: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In Wednesday’s news:  U.S. House Ethics Committee to investigate Congressman Don Young official code of conduct; Member of U.S. Senate urging SEC to investigate Northern Dynasty Minerals; Alaska Department of Health & Social Services reports shortage of tuberculosis testing solution; Bill in Alaska Legislature may allow drivers to display proof of automobile insurance on mobile…

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Sounding Board: Arctic Shipping

Northwest passage routes

This Thursday on Sounding Board (March 21, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about the future of goods being shipped through the Arctic Ocean. Scientists predict that open-water vessels could be traveling the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage by 2040; this means more traffic passing along the Western Alaska coast. How do you think…

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Iditarod has come and gone. I am exhausted. The entire KNOM staff is exhausted. As dog teams raced their way from Anchorage, through the Alaska Range, up the Yukon River and to the Bering Sea Coast we followed them closely, tracking mushers on GPS, digging through websites for race analysis, listening to Laureli’s interviews with mushers…

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