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17 Mushers Registered for 2018 Kobuk 440 (Updated)

Past Iditarod champion Jeff King with his team in Shungnak during Kobuk 440. Photo: Francesca Fenzi, KNOM (2015)

Out of the 17 teams currently registered to race the 2018 Kobuk 440 — from Kotzebue to Kobuk and back, starting April 12 — about half are women. With fewer than 20 mushers on the roster, the funds remaining after the champion’s prize will be doled out among the total number of finishers at the end of the race.

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Voices of Hope, Love, & Mercy

Priest stands inside church sanctuary

What a blessing! For the first time in the history of St. Joseph Catholic Church, two priests are present to minister to Nome and its many surrounding communities. You continue to make it possible for live, local voices to bring Catholic programming to Western Alaska.

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Governor Proposes More Funds and Legislation To Benefit Public Safety; Direct Impacts to Western AK

An aerial view of Nome. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

According to a statement from the Governor’s office, Walker’s budget adds $34 million for public safety efforts, money that would pay for two new prosecutors in Anchorage to help lead the charge in homicide cases, new prosecutors in Bethel and Kotzebue, a trooper pilot in Nome, and more. An additional $2 million would also allow troopers to travel for community policing efforts in rural communities.

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Double the Blessings!

Two priests wearing headphones sit in front of a radio microphone.

One of the most significant developments in the Western Alaska faith community this year, so far, has been the arrival of two priests who will be ministering to seven parishes in the region. Meet Fr. Thomas Sagili and Fr. Kumar Pasala.

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