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Posts by David Dodman

Too Little Ice, Too Much Snow

A landscape image of the Bering Sea coast near Nome, showing open water and scattered icebergs.

Western Alaska temperatures have been trending higher, coastal sea ice cover is far below normal, and storm after storm has brought one of the greatest snow accumulations in Nome history.

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Bishop Chad Visits Nome

Bishop smiles at camera while seated inside radio studio behind microphone.

Bishop Chad Zielinski recently visited Nome, and KNOM studios, as part of a tour of parishes throughout the Diocese of Fairbanks, which includes the far-flung parishes of Western Alaska and the KNOM listening area.

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A Win for Western Alaska

The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race returned to Alaska for its 47th running last month. After 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes, and 6 seconds, Bethel musher Pete Kaiser became the first Yup’ik person to claim an Iditarod championship.

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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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MRI to Save Lives

Group of people smiling and laughing inside Nome hospital as woman holds large scissors up to gold-colored ribbon.

A new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine at the Nome hospital will save lives. That’s according to Preston Rookok, board member for the Norton Sound Health Corporation. The new machine will also save money and travel time.

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Here Come the Dogs

Aaron Burmeister at the Ceremonial Start, Iditarod 2014

The Iditarod, leading dozens of mushers and hundreds of dogs across 1,000 miles of wilderness, is an annual source of fascination and excitement for KNOM listeners. But “race season” isn’t just about sled dogs.

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