In March, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race traversed the wilds of Alaska. As we’ve done every year, KNOM covered the incredible sporting event both from Nome and on-location: from the remote, interior Alaska checkpoints of this year’s unusual race route.
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.
State, federal and local law enforcement agencies worked to arrest three Nome men who now face felony drug charges related to possessing and distributing heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana, and ethylone.
A recent study reveals that 51 percent of women in the Nome Census area have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence — or both — during their lifetimes.
Wade Marrs, in his best Iditarod finish yet — 8th place — also sets the 2015 pace for the fastest Safety-to-Nome run, at 2 hours and 30 minutes.
In Iditarod 2015, Mitch Seavey was second to arrive under Nome’s Burled Arch.
Relive the championship finish of the Last Great Race — Dallas Seavey’s third Iditarod win — in images and excerpts from KNOM’s live, finish-line radio broadcast on Wednesday.
Dallas Seavey is the champion of Iditarod 2015. He’s won the Last Great Race three out of the past four years.
There are few certainties in the Iditarod — even in the eleventh hour — but it’s probable we’ll see a championship finish in Nome around 4am Wednesday morning.
“Shocked” to be first into Huslia, Aaron Burmeister basks in the checkpoint’s hospitality. Happy to see his sick team feeling healthy again, he turns his sights to the coast.