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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.

Laureli Ivanoff in Anchorage, Iditarod 2010

Looking Back: 5, 10, 15 Years

From Iditarod pilots to chest-high snow drifts, here’s a quick look back at what early spring has brought to our mission in recent years (2000, 2005, and 2010).

Courtney inside our digital studios

Through a Glass, Brightly

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.

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.

Aaron Burmeister at the Ceremonial Start, Iditarod 2014

In ’15, a Unique Race Season

In rural Alaska, “race season” rolls on. Early March finds us in-between two of the long-distance competitions that most excite our region: Iron Dog and the Iditarod.