Elizabeth Sours rode in the open class, beating Katrina Carter by less than 30 seconds. Carter received $1,300 in prize money, while Sours brought in $2,800 for being the fastest racer overall.
After Aucha’s son passed away, it took her years to find peace. Eventually she found it, on a 300 mile snowmachine trip, with her son’s best friend and a large pair of antlers.
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.
According to a Coast Guard press release, their search and rescue crews suspended the search for 59-year-old Tom John on Tuesday night. Petty Officer 1st Class Trevor Frommherz said, “Coast Guard search and rescue crews covered more than 9,400 square nautical miles.”
James (“Trey”) West III is the 2017 champion of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, a 200-mile, round-trip sprint from Nome to Golovin and back.
Images from the fast-paced start of the 2017 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race.
The 51st running of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race will feature a new, additional competitive class. The trail is expected to be more challenging than usual.
Alaska State Troopers report an on-scene investigation identified alcohol as a factor in the incident.
It’s the time of year for the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse the rural wilds of Alaska and captivate the attention of people across the state. Race season is back.
While riding a snowmachine, Paul Ayunerak of Alakanuk had gotten stuck in deep snow near his home. Troopers suspect Ayunerak died from exposure to the elements.