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Francesca on the Trail

Francesca Fenzi

It was an adventure that she describes as one of the most incredible highlights of her year of service. In April, news volunteer Francesca Fenzi hit the trail for a sled dog race that offers a unique look of what makes rural Alaska so special.

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One, Big Battery Unit to Power Them All

Rolland Trowbridge with UPS unit

Even though our digital studios are still under-construction, their uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery unit — an impressive apparatus that will provide backup power for the entire studio — has just come online. Here’s why that’s important.

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Father Ross, Back from Diomede

Father Ross Tozzi in KNOM's new digital studios

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.

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A Singular Year for the Iditarod

Matthew and Rob, Fairbanks airport, Iditarod 2015

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.

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A Day of Blindingly Fast Sleds

Jenn Ruckel at Nome-Golovin 2015

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.

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Through a Glass, Brightly

Courtney inside our digital studios

Thanks to you, construction continues with the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. The latest work involves the glass windows partitioning one room from another.

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