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A special visit

Volunteer producer Lucus Keppel had two very special guests last month: his parents Chuck and Beth. The three were reunited during a unique time of year for Nome: the running of the Iditarod sled dog race. Amid all of the busyness of Lucus helping to cover the race, he and his family had the opportunity to…

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Update News: Thursday, March 21, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell has submitted capital budget amendment for evacuation road in Kivalina; Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race organizers planning changes after death of sled dog; Bethel man pleads guilty to fraudulently using letterhead of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; House bill hopes to assist small Alaska municipal school districts with funding…

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Iditarod!

Iditarod has come and gone. I am exhausted. The entire KNOM staff is exhausted. As dog teams raced their way from Anchorage, through the Alaska Range, up the Yukon River and to the Bering Sea Coast we followed them closely, tracking mushers on GPS, digging through websites for race analysis, listening to Laureli’s interviews with mushers…

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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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