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TouchStone: Snowmachine Travel Safety and Preparedness

This Friday on TouchStone (April 5, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about snowmachine trip safety and preparedness. How do you prepare for safe snowmachine travel between villages? What emergency gear do you bring with you? Do you have tips for staying safe? How do you discern the safety of the weather conditions before heading out…

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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 at our station in mid-March. Paul, a longtime news director who now serves on our board of directors, generously contributed many hours to KNOM’s coverage of winter “race season”…

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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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The difference weather can make

What a difference the weather can make: especially in Western Alaska, and especially at this time of year. On cloudy days, the dull light blurs the snowy landscape, and depth perception, over long distances, is more difficult. This “flat light” is a challenge for all who travel on land and the frozen sea. On sunny…

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Update News: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gov. Parnell pulls oil taxes off special session call; body of Tanana snowmachiner found yesterday; Coast Guard to be in Arctic this summer as shipping increases; new partnerships and money creating momentum in establishment of Norton Sound hatchery; retiring Kawerak president Loretta Bullard honored last night.

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Nome-Golovin 2012: Interviews at the Finish Line

Here are some of our live, finish-line interviews with the competitors of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, taken just moments after the racers stepped off their sleds. John Bahnke III of Nome (fastest time overall and first in Class A/Open Class): Evan Booth of Nome (2nd place in Class A/Open Class): Art Amaktoolik of Elim (3rd…

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Nome-Golovin 2012: RACE RESULTS

The results are in from Saturday’s Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race! Congratulations to Nome’s own John Bahnke III, the 2012 Nome-Golovin champion! Below are the full standings from Nome-Golovin 2012, along with the finish times and hometowns of the competitors (if available). Race times have been adjusted to compensate for the starting time differentials. Congratulations to all…

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Live Blog: Nome-Golovin 2012 Finish

3:00pm: Our live Nome-Golovin coverage has wrapped. We’ll bring you official race standings when we have them! 2:58pm: Rebekah Pierce reports from the spotter vehicle – and Matthew Guiffré confirms from race headquarters – that the first racers in the Fan-Cooled Class (Dickie Moto, Jr. and Quinn Schaeffer) are on the outskirts of Nome and…

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