Two British explorers were rescued from the icy waters of the Bering Strait on Thursday afternoon.
The 44th Iditarod starts on Saturday in downtown Anchorage; competitive racing begins at the Sunday restart in Willow.
Nine athletes from Nome are competing at the international tournament. They’ll participate in four events: Dene Games, Arctic Sports, Biathlon Ski, and Alpine Skiing.
The Port of Nome only has $32,000 to keep itself afloat, and commissioners are concerned about an unexpected emergency.
In February, we began taking steps to make our Alaska Native music broadcasting even better, by inviting the Nome-St. Lawrence Island Dance Group into our studio.
The closure would save more than a million dollars outright, but some say it would come at the expense of kids who live in western Alaska.
With Alaska’s deficit nearing $4 billion, Foster says cuts are coming and they’ll have major repercussions for the Bering Strait Region.
Tyler Aklestad and Tyson Johnson were the first Iron Dog racers into Nome on Tuesday, securing the $10,000 prize awarded at the halfway finish line.
Last weekend, snowmachiners got a taste of trail conditions Iron Dog racers will face on their snowmachines this year.
The Port Commission’s rainy day fund is shrinking, while potential maintenance issues loom on the horizon.