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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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Update News: Monday, February 11, 2013

In Monday’s news: House panel advanced “stand your ground” bill; Bethel police officer who shot and killed man in October found to be justified in actions; State of Alaska’s “Power Cost Equalization” program considered safety net for rural Alaskan communities; Paul Johnson Memorial Norton Sound Sled Dog Race unexpectedly finished in Unalakleet, Friday.

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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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Pre-Race Perspectives: Jonrowe, Moon, and Mackey in Anchorage

“I’m tired of getting ready,” DeeDee Jonrowe said in Anchorage late last week. The longtime Iditarod musher told KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen that she was eager to hit the trail: to “get out” and “get going.” Jonrowe shared with us a few of the things that made her excited to pick up the snow hook: in…

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