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Father Ross Tozzi in KNOM's new digital studios

Father Ross, Back from Diomede

Serving the people of Western Alaska takes one to incredible places. Father Ross Tozzi recently returned from an extraordinary, unexpectedly lengthy stay in one of our region’s most singular communities, and later this month, he’ll be traveling again: this time, out of Western Alaska, entirely.

Matthew and Rob, Fairbanks airport, Iditarod 2015

A Singular Year for the Iditarod

In March, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race traversed the wilds of Alaska. As we’ve done every year, KNOM covered the incredible sporting event both from Nome and on-location: from the remote, interior Alaska checkpoints of this year’s unusual race route.

Jenn Ruckel at Nome-Golovin 2015

A Day of Blindingly Fast Sleds

In mid-March, amid all the excitement of Iditarod, KNOM rallied to cover another thoroughly Alaskan sporting event: a fast sprint race on snowmachines that captures the pride and attention of our region.

Kristin and Caitlin

Finding Love on Story49

For a Valentine’s-Day-themed edition of Story49 last month, volunteer producers Kristin Leffler and Caitlin Whyte teamed up to capture stories about finding love in the sub-Arctic.

Nome, Alaska, from the frozen Bering Sea

Ice In, Ice Out

The freezing of the Bering Sea drastically changes the landscape of rural Alaska’s coastal communities. It also opens up new possibilities for transportation and subsistence.