As springtime arrives in the sub-Arctic, the melting of our region’s ice cover is one of the clearest signs of the new season. It’s no surprise that ice — especially the lack of it — been a frequent subject of KNOM News’ recent stories.
Most shorefast ice is already starting to break away. “I think it’s probably three or four weeks early,” said Robert Keith of the Elim IRA Office.
In March, KNOM Radio was a “go-to” news source for our region during a frantic, fast, and closely-followed local competition: the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race.
With a time of 2:07:09, West won the C Class and was named the race’s overall champion. Dora Hughes won the Women’s Class, clocking a time of 1:47:03 on the shorter course.
The 2016 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race starts Saturday at noon on Nome’s East Beach.
Senator Donny Olson joined Republicans in the Senate majority last month, and with that move came funds for one more staffer.
A six-month-old baby died while traveling with his family to the Valentine’s weekend basketball tournament on February 12.
Last weekend, snowmachiners got a taste of trail conditions Iron Dog racers will face on their snowmachines this year.
After elections last week, the Bering Strait School District’s board of education will feature several familiar faces — and one new one.
After several months on the education beat, Laura is impressed with the region’s youth leaders — and their support for one another.