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Posts Tagged ‘Iditarod’

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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Update News: Friday, March 1, 2013

In Friday’s news: Iditarod 41 starts tomorrow morning in downtown Anchorage; Starting order for 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race decided; Senator Lisa Murkowski requested full review of Denali Commission; Governor Sean Parnell says he will not ask legislators to broaden Medicaid program; School vouchers subject of two hearings today; Heavy lift ship traveling from…

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Sounding Board: Iditarod

The 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins this Saturday, March 2nd, with a ceremonial start in Anchorage at 10am. The Last Great Race has changed in many ways since its first run in 1973. This Thursday on Sounding Board (February 28, 2013 at 10am), let’s talk about the evolution of Iditarod! How has the…

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Singin’ bout Iditarod

Over the last month, all KNOM volunteers have been reporting on various snowmachine and sled dog races happening across our region. We are currently reporting on Iron Dog: the longest, toughest, snowmachine race in the world. However, the big Kahuna doesn’t start until next Saturday:  The IDITAROD Sled Dog Race. Because we receive such a…

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A Cheechako’s Guide To Looking Cool.

Milan, New York, Paris, Nome – all capitals of fashion in the consumer driven world we live in.  With Nome’s meager population soon about to burst with tourists and photographers from all over the world who will be attending Iditarod, I thought I’d use my blog power to prepare any of you who might not…

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Anything Can Happen: Sports Reporting, Alaska Style

Standing on a sled controlling fourteen huskies who are pulling you and the sled over ice and snow, through wind chills of 50 below and blizzards for hours on end, overnight, day after day, is not an eccentric activity in Alaska. It’s the state sport. Mushing in Alaska is like football in Oregon or baseball…

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Update News: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Iditarod registration closes, 12 rookies in the running; Burned body found inside home in St. Mary’s; Bethel judge reschedules Alaska Natives’ illegal fishing trial; City of Nome gets $100,000 from NSEDC; Anchorage police investigating death of 29 year old woman; 5.8 earthquake shook Anchorage on Monday; Recount confirms 32-vote victory for challenger…

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Let’s Go Exploring

So this is it. The final blog post. After two years of working as Public Affairs Director for KNOM, I head out the door with a lot of great memories, wonderful friends, and a mountain of experience that I plan to use as I pursue a career as a reporter. It’s been great meeting the…

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Relay for Life Weekend

This weekend was Nome’s third annual Relay for Life event, 24 hours of walking around the unofficial town square with the KNOM Relay team. But the weekend really started on Friday, when a bunch of the KNOM Relay team came together for a combination auction and bake sale that helped raise over $600 for the…

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