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The Nome Static

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.

Deb and Rolland Trowbridge and Tara Cicatello, departing Nome for Bethel to compete in the Kuskokwim 300, a mid-distance sled dog race in southwestern Alaska.

In 2015, a Special Race Season

In Western Alaska, it’s race season: the time for the sled dog races that so inspire and excite our region. This year’s races are a special source of pride for our mission, since KNOMers are involved in the races both as reporters and as competitors.

Francesca and Jenn in Anchorage

All About the Data

KNOM was the proud recipient, late last year, of an all-expenses-paid fellowship from the Alaska Press Club for a week of training in Anchorage. Attending these special sessions were news volunteers Francesca and Jenn.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Shishmaref, Alaska

Santa Goes to Shishmaref

Even though ours is a region plentiful in reindeer, that’s not how Santa Claus — and one of our reporters — traveled to one of the communities KNOM serves for a special visit last month.