After some delays, with Phase 1 of the three-phase project nearing completion, Quintillion’s subsea cable will come to land in six communities — Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright, Utqiagvik, and Prudhoe Bay — later this year at an undetermined date.
Three mushers will compete in the 2017 Nome-Council 200 sled dog race this weekend: Janet Balice, Stephanie Johnson, and Bridgett Watkins.
Senate Bill 91 is the first bill Governor Walker signed into law in 2017. It allows the State of Alaska to use federal funds for distributing naloxone. Also, two mushers from this year’s Iditarod sled dog race brought attention to the opioid epidemic by carrying opioid overdose rescue kits in their sleds along the trail.
Mitch Seavey finished a 1,000-mile journey in Nome on Tuesday afternoon, winning Iditarod 2017. See photos of his last 3 miles on the trail.
Mitch Seavey’s speed continues to exceed expectations. With Seavey out of the Safety checkpoint at 1:10pm Tuesday, an arrival in Nome as early as 3:30–4:00pm is now possible.
James (“Trey”) West III is the 2017 champion of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, a 200-mile, round-trip sprint from Nome to Golovin and back.
Images from the fast-paced start of the 2017 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race.
The 51st running of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race will feature a new, additional competitive class. The trail is expected to be more challenging than usual.
According to Alaska State Troopers, Thomas Grainger’s last communication was 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, after which time it is suspected his aircraft went down.
Recently, a Nome listener sent KNOM’s female staffers a wonderful surprise: homemade kuspuks.