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Fast Sleds on the Sea Ice

A Nome-Golovin racer speeds from the starting line on his snowmachine

A blisteringly fast and frenzied snowmachine race captures the interest of Western Alaska listeners each March. Through your support, KNOM’s live radio broadcasts rally the region, enlivening the race for remote listeners cheering on loved ones.

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A Welcome Day in Kotzebue

Kotzebue, Alaska

A few months ago, KNOM’s Margaret DeMaioribus accompanied Nome parish priest Fr. Vince Burns on a day trip above the Arctic Circle: to the hub city of Kotzebue, Alaska.

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A Day of Blindingly Fast Sleds

Jenn Ruckel at Nome-Golovin 2015

In mid-March, amid all the excitement of Iditarod, KNOM rallied to cover another thoroughly Alaskan sporting event: a fast sprint race on snowmachines that captures the pride and attention of our region.

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Update News: March 19th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Nome decision needed on geothermal power purchase; AK Air Carriers Association dissatisfied with IRS tax on air taxi flights; Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race launches Saturday, sign-ups Thursday. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-19-knom-update-news.mp3

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Back at the microphone

Western Alaska’s listeners – and KNOM’s crew – recently delighted in hearing a familiar voice on our airwaves: staff alumnus Paul Korchin, who volunteered a week at our station in mid-March. Paul, a longtime news director who now serves on our board of directors, generously contributed many hours to KNOM’s coverage of winter “race season”…

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Nome-Golovin 2012: Interviews at the Finish Line

Here are some of our live, finish-line interviews with the competitors of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, taken just moments after the racers stepped off their sleds. John Bahnke III of Nome (fastest time overall and first in Class A/Open Class): Evan Booth of Nome (2nd place in Class A/Open Class): Art Amaktoolik of Elim (3rd…

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Nome-Golovin 2012: RACE RESULTS

The results are in from Saturday’s Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race! Congratulations to Nome’s own John Bahnke III, the 2012 Nome-Golovin champion! Below are the full standings from Nome-Golovin 2012, along with the finish times and hometowns of the competitors (if available). Race times have been adjusted to compensate for the starting time differentials. Congratulations to all…

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Live Blog: Nome-Golovin 2012 Finish

3:00pm: Our live Nome-Golovin coverage has wrapped. We’ll bring you official race standings when we have them! 2:58pm: Rebekah Pierce reports from the spotter vehicle – and Matthew Guiffré confirms from race headquarters – that the first racers in the Fan-Cooled Class (Dickie Moto, Jr. and Quinn Schaeffer) are on the outskirts of Nome and…

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