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Shrinking Sea Ice

An aerial view of near-shore ocean ice near the village of Shaktoolik, Alaska.

KNOM airs three daily reports of sea ice location in Western Alaska. This information has been especially important lately, as local sea ice cover has continued to decline, year over year, bringing severe impacts to our listeners.

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Norway’s Ulsom Wins Iditarod

At Iditarod finish line, musher interacts with race officials and smiles for press photos.

Last month marked another running of Alaska’s epic, 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. 2018 brought a fresh face to the roster of race champions — and saw KNOM volunteer alumni on the trail, both as reporters and even as a competitor.

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At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, Tales from a Difficult Iditarod

A trophy of Joe Redington, Sr. — known as the father of the Iditarod — awaits the 2017 champion at the finisher's banquet in Nome on Sunday afternoon.

During the 2018 Nome banquet, each Iditarod finisher collected their winnings and took time to express gratitude. Although he didn’t finish this year’s Iditarod, veteran musher Scott Janssen was given the sportsmanship award for helping to rescue fellow musher Jim Lanier near the notoriously unpredictable stretch of Iditarod Trail known as the “blowhole.”

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An (Ancient) Race Against Time

An archaeologist holds a large slate point in a grassy field

Rural Alaska is an exceptional place for archaeologists to make new discoveries. But in Shaktoolik, as KNOM’s Story49 recently chronicled, researchers are scrambling to uncover the past — before it’s lost forever.

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