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Posts by Davis Hovey

SNC Appoints Former Director, and Lawsuit Defendant, As New CEO

Charles E. Fagerstrom of Nome has been named as the next CEO of Sitnasuak Native Corporation. The same Fagerstrom that was a former member of SNC’s Board of Directors and named in a previous lawsuit with the Corporation over an anonymous mailer. Following almost a year of litigation, the lawsuit between SNC and three of its…

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New Coronavirus Not in Nome or State Of Alaska, Officials Taking Precautions Regardless

The Nome hospital at dusk, viewed from the front, with light streaming through its windows.

Despite the growing number of those infected with novel coronavirus, which started with an outbreak in Wuhan China, Alaska’s Section of Epidemiology has not confirmed any cases in the state including Western Alaska. Locally in Nome, health officials say they are taking precautions related to strains of the coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses. According to reports…

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Pre-race Interview with 3-Time Yukon Quest Winner: Allen Moore

The 2020 Yukon Quest started Saturday at 11am in Fairbanks. Though this is the smallest field in the race’s history, on paper it looks like a very competitive lineup. One musher competing this year is 3-time winner Allen Moore of Two Rivers, who holds the record for fastest finish time and is the oldest person…

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