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Dreaming of Iditarod

Our weather alternates between blizzards and clear, calm conditions. We can feel the pull of spring as we approach Easter Sunday. KNOM brings Easter Mass to many places with no priest, keeping the faith family together. A former KNOM volunteer sent us an email, and we would like to share some of her thoughts. As I…

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The Few, The Proud, The Spotters

Future KNOM Volunteer, What did you do this week? Do you perhaps wish you were doing something else, something most people don’t ever get to do? Like gather updates to report on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the famous 1,000 mile run across Alaska that finishes in Nome? Or perhaps you’d rather be waiting on…

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Snow, sled dogs, and therapy

From swirling snow and whiteout blizzards to clearing skies and rapid temperature drops, the winter weather in Western Alaska changes quickly, creating many challenges for traveling and, at times, for survival. KNOM broadcasts hourly weather information to enhance and save lives. This week, the 1,000-mile 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race finishes in Nome. KNOM is broadcasting trail…

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Rested, from Iditarod: Mackey & Lindner

Lance Mackey and Sonny Lindner hit the trail to Shageluk in the 10’o clock hour last night, fresh from a 24-hour layover in the Iditarod checkpoint. Lance abandoned his original plan to push to Anvik for his 24, taking into account the long, hard run getting to Iditarod from Ophir. The trail was “demanding,” and…

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Burmeister Upbeat at Iditarod

After resting for 5 hours 19 minutes, Aaron Burmeister left Iditarod at 6:05pm Thursday – most likely for a 90-mile run through the hills to Shageluk and on to Anvik. Two teams departed before him – Martin Buser at 2pm and Aliy Zirkle at 5:20pm. Burmeister left with 15 dogs and hinted that when his…

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On-Air Update: Thursday, March 7 (5pm)

In Thursday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, Laureli Kinneen, live from Anvik, joins David Dodman and Dayneé Rosales to talk about the race to the Yukon, extreme weather, trail conditions, and the mushers to keep a close eye on as Iditarod 41 rolls forward:    

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Leaving first from Iditarod: Martin Buser

Martin Buser is moving into the lead this afternoon, the first to hit the trail heading from Iditarod to Shageluk. For the moment, he’s in the lead of this great race. The question everyone has on their mind is if he can maintain that lead. Buser acknowledges the risk he’s taken this year: “Anytime you make…

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In Takotna, right on schedule: Aaron Burmeister

This year’s Iditarod is shaping up to be a year for risks. Martin Buser surprised everyone early on, racing hard out of the gate 150 miles straight to Rohn. Possibly inspired by Buser’s bold move, a handful of mushers, led by Lance Mackey, are pushing beyond Takotna, a favored checkpoint for the mandatory 24-hour layover,…

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Update News: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Plane missing on Iditarod trail, three people aboard; Bethel veterans’ grave preserved, thanks to Alaska Department of Transportation; Sen. Begich requests $2 billion towards Alaska’s ports; Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission allocates 67 bowhead strikes for 2013; Bethel’s Irene Washington reappointed to state veterans council; Lady Nanooks basketball get one last win at…

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