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Sea Ice A Long Ways Off From Western Alaska

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 2019, Day 7: Jockeying on the Yukon

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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Iditarod 2019, Day 5: Deciding on Where to ‘24’

As of 6:30pm Wednesday, the vast majority of mushers in Iditarod 2019 are resting in a checkpoint. Many of them are taking their mandatory, 24-hour layovers. The strategy and rationale of when and where a musher takes a “24” is complicated and often personal. Explore highlights from KNOM’s Iditarod coverage on Wednesday, March 6.

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