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A special sled dog race returns

February 2013 marked the second running of a sled dog race with special significance for Western Alaskans: the Paul Johnson Memorial Norton Sound 450. The NS450 honors the memory of Paul “Putty” Johnson, a dog musher and community leader from Unalakleet (YOU-nuh-luh-kleet), Alaska, a town well within KNOM’s listening range located on the coast of…

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Welcome back, Ben!

A familiar (and smiling) face graced KNOM studios last month: that of volunteer alumnus Ben Matheson, who donated a week of vacation time to help our mission with our coverage of the Norton Sound 450 (described in more detail elsewhere in our March newsletter). Ben’s presence within our studios was invaluable. A two-year veteran of…

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Update News: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In Wednesday’s News: Small plane crash near Kalskag hospitalizes three people; Pete Kaiser enters Norton Sound 450, race begins today; Protecting subsistence hunting waters and preparing for increased vessel traffic discussed at Bering Straits Maritime Symposium in Nome.

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