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.
Corinne’s offers Koyuk a place to rent movies, indulge in junk food, and simply pass the time, but ownership of the Koyuk haven is about to change hands.
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.
Roger Hannon, 22, went missing in blizzard conditions last Thursday while traveling between Elim and Koyuk.
A man traveling by snowmachine from Elim to Koyuk went missing in blizzard conditions last Thursday.
An overwhelming crowd showed up in Nome to caucus for a Democratic Presidential nominee. 74% of caucus-goers supported Bernie Sanders.
For multiple pairs of Iditarod teams — Wade Marrs and Pete Kaiser, and Scott Smith and Noah Burmeister — the most competitive stretch of trail came down to the final mile.
Aliy Zirkle does not intend to race for first in Iditarod 2016. She, and Wade Marrs, are striving to hold on to their 4th- and 5th-position standings as they mush towards Nome.
It’s become a close race between Brent Sass and Mitch and Dallas Seavey, as the three jockey for position and scramble through the final checkpoints of Iditarod 44.
A Sunday-night sampler of images from Nulato to Unalakleet to Koyuk along the Iditarod Trail.