A blisteringly fast and frenzied snowmachine race captures the interest of Western Alaska listeners each March. Through your support, KNOM’s live radio broadcasts rally the region, enlivening the race for remote listeners cheering on loved ones.
Maggie shares stories of gathering berries and greens with her grandmother and memories of subsistence: seining for fish, gathering tom cod, and whaling for beluga.
James (“Trey”) West III is the 2017 champion of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, a 200-mile, round-trip sprint from Nome to Golovin and back.
Images from the fast-paced start of the 2017 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race.
The 51st running of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race will feature a new, additional competitive class. The trail is expected to be more challenging than usual.
Unalakleet will receive the largest single grant on the USDA Rural Development agency’s list totaling 6.6 million dollars. According to Larry Yerich, the public information coordinator for USDA Rural Development, the agency has invested more than $2 billion in rural Alaska since 2009.
“There will be no delays. There will be vivid, vibrant colors, and it will be immediate, interactive sharing of data and information back and forth between people,” says GCI’s Heather Handyside.
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.