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A Nome-Golovin racer speeds from the starting line on his snowmachine

Fast Sleds on the Sea Ice

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.

Sled dog team in Bethel, Alaska

Let the Races Begin

It’s the beginning of “race season” in Western Alaska: the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse, and fascinate, our state. In January, we covered the Kuskokwim 300.

Aaron Burmeister at the Ceremonial Start, Iditarod 2014

In ’15, a Unique Race Season

In rural Alaska, “race season” rolls on. Early March finds us in-between two of the long-distance competitions that most excite our region: Iron Dog and the Iditarod.

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

The Iron Dogs

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…

Team #10: Morgan and Olds in Nome

Iron Dog races to Nome

KNOM News met 2014 Iron Dog snow machine race leaders at the half way point of their 2,031 mile race from Anchorage to Nome to Fairbanks. We snapped some shots and grabbed a couple quick interviews of top finishers.

Back at the microphone

Western Alaska’s listeners – and KNOM’s crew – recently delighted in hearing a familiar voice on our airwaves: staff alumnus Paul Korchin, who volunteered a week…