After threatened federal budget cuts, it’s an uncertain future for the Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program, whose sole representative in Nome is Gay Sheffield.
Lela has lived all across Western Alaska during her lifetime, but the constants in her life are faith and family.
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.
After being remanded to Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, Zachary Bourdon was arraigned March 25th and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 4th at the Nome Courthouse.
Bridgett Watkins won the 2017 Nome-Council 200. The annual sled dog race spans about 160 miles, a round-trip route from Nome to Council and back.
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.