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Update News: April 14th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome Police investigate weekend collision that killed Savoonga man; Legislature moves through a minimum wage bill despite opposition from supporters of a similar ballot initiative; St. Lawrence Island awaiting a crowd-funded kit to test for radioactivity in ocean water; Jeff King wins the Kobuk 440 sled-dog race in Kotzebue. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Martin Buser fought his way to a sixth place finish in Nome

Martin Buser Arrived under the burled arch this afternoon at 3:58pm. Appreciating a warm welcome from friends and family, Buser was overcome with emotion, and still reeling from the tough race that was Iditarod 42. Martin Buser was one of the many mushers to incur injury along the early parts of the trail who chose…

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Update News: January 20th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome pursues funding options for it’s top fiscal priority, the Middle Dock project; Alaska’s population is growing faster than the nation’s at large, according to labor dept. Laureli Kinneen reports on this weekend’s K300 Sled-Dog race from Bethel; Nome’s elected officials are heading to DC to lobby for the city’s federal funding…

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Update News: December 30th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Pressure is on Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich to get appropriations bills in before Jan. 15 deadline; MIT study looks at baseline levels of worrisome PAH toxins in Arctic; Organizers and mushers get ready for the K300 race. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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“A call that changed my life”

We continue to be amazed – both by the challenges that life in rural Alaska presents, and by the goodwill and hard work that those challenges bring forth from those within our KNOM family. This month, we conclude with the reflections of our volunteer engineer Rolland Trowbridge. [box]The following is an excerpt; we encourage you…

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The Last Great Race returns

In March, it was the news in Western Alaska: once again, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was passing through our region. It was an exciting time for our listeners and staff, and KNOM was at the forefront of coverage for this inspiring and unique competition. The Iditarod – the “Last Great Race” – is…

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March 2008: The All-Alaska Sweepstakes returns

March 26, 2008 Paul Korchin and Amy Flaherty hop onto borrowed snowmobiles to follow the 100th anniversary running of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, a 408-mile sled dog race through the wilderness. They report using a satellite telephone lent by Nome police chief Paul Burke.

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