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Here comes race season

Sled dog teams

The later winter months in Western Alaska are made busy, each year, through the sled dog and snowmachine (or snowmobile) competitions that our listeners and community members follow so intently. We’re in the thick of race season, which means our entire mission is keeping extra busy. Last month, news director Laureli Kinneen had the opportunity…

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Update News: January 28th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: The Nome Common Council discussed the Richard Foster Building, mushing, and other city issues at last night’s meeting; Alaska Department of Transportation says highway access to Valdez is indefinitely cut off following avalanches; Record winter temperatures were set in Nome yesterday, and warm weather is expected to persist; Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, snowboarder with…

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Update News: December 30th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Pressure is on Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich to get appropriations bills in before Jan. 15 deadline; MIT study looks at baseline levels of worrisome PAH toxins in Arctic; Organizers and mushers get ready for the K300 race. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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Mush!

I can’t believe that no one has written about going mushing. Last week Tara, Zach, and I joined a local KNOM volunteer on one of his tri-weekly dog runs. He’s training for Iditarod qualifiers, and is starting to get into full season runs. He owns three dog teams: one for himself, one that belongs to…

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“A call that changed my life”

We continue to be amazed – both by the challenges that life in rural Alaska presents, and by the goodwill and hard work that those challenges bring forth from those within our KNOM family. This month, we conclude with the reflections of our volunteer engineer Rolland Trowbridge. [box]The following is an excerpt; we encourage you…

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Update News: Monday, April 8, 2013

In Monday’s news: Environmental groups praise new federal report on arctic management; Alaska House passes bill that gives cities power to remove derelict and abandoned vessels; State Senate okays $2 billion capital budget; Alaska command cancels a second major military training exercise due to sequester; Iditarod veterans and local mushers sign up for Kobuk 440.

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The Last Great Race returns

In March, it was the news in Western Alaska: once again, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was passing through our region. It was an exciting time for our listeners and staff, and KNOM was at the forefront of coverage for this inspiring and unique competition. The Iditarod – the “Last Great Race” – is…

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March 2008: The All-Alaska Sweepstakes returns

March 26, 2008 Paul Korchin and Amy Flaherty hop onto borrowed snowmobiles to follow the 100th anniversary running of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, a 408-mile sled dog race through the wilderness. They report using a satellite telephone lent by Nome police chief Paul Burke.

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The difference weather can make

What a difference the weather can make: especially in Western Alaska, and especially at this time of year. On cloudy days, the dull light blurs the snowy landscape, and depth perception, over long distances, is more difficult. This “flat light” is a challenge for all who travel on land and the frozen sea. On sunny…

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