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Wintertime News

The Yukon River

From a stranded seal to a dangerous hole in Yukon River ice, recent stories from KNOM’s news department offer a special glimpse into what makes Western Alaska so unique — and, at times, so challenging.

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Fatal Snowmachine Accident in Shishmaref

A Shishmaref resident died Sunday night in a snowmachine accident. According to a statement from the Department of Public Safety, witnesses saw 20-year-old Jay Weyiouanna crash his snowmachine into a ditch. Troopers were called about the accident just before 10pm. Weyiouanna was the only one on the vehicle. The state medical examiner has requested the body…

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The Iron Dogs

Iron Dog racers coming into Nome during the race in 2014. Photo: KNOM file.

It’s the world’s longest race of snowmachines – Alaskan parlance for snowmobiles – and last month, it passed through our region. The Iron Dog Snowmachine Race is an annual focal point for our listeners. The 1,000-mile-plus competition traverses some of Alaska’s most isolated terrain, with a course stretching from Anchorage to Nome to Fairbanks. Racers…

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