With a poor start for ice forming in northern Alaska waters this season, the latest climate forecasts predict sea ice may not reach Western Alaska until December. According to the National Weather Service, sea ice has started to form along the upper coast of the North Slope on the Chukchi side, as well as in…

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Iditarod’s lead mushers pushed to the Yukon River checkpoints as Thursday night turned into Friday morning. Nicolas Petit was first to Anvik, but other mushers remain competitive as the sun heads toward the horizon Friday night. Here’s a recap of KNOM’s coverage of Iditarod on Friday, March 8.

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