Officials with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation estimate 200 to 300 gallons of home heating oil have spilled after the failure of a fuel filter gasket.
Walker’s administration is releasing $3.6 million in previously set-aside funds to start an environmental assessment of the 200-mile road to copper, gold deposits in the northwest.
At Seat C, Nancy Mendenhall and John Tidwell are vying to replace Betsy Brennan. Meanwhile, Keith Conger is running unopposed for Seat D.
Familiar faces signed up for the coming race include 2015 champion Brent Sass, as well as second-place finisher—and multiple Quest champion—Allen Moore.
A B-25J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome is being stripped for parts—and may one day be refurbished—thanks to efforts from a Michigan war planes museum and students from across the Bering Strait.
Fishermen expressed frustration about gear restrictions, closures, and potentially infected fish.
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.
Abandoned rail cars, still-active freight trains, and a slow sunset over the frozen river: frigid Nenana was a beautiful setting for its many canine and human visitors this week.
Explore our image gallery from Fairbanks, the site of this year’s atypical restart for Iditarod 2015.
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.