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Pete Kaiser wins 7th Kuskokwim 300 title

By KNOM Radio | January 29, 2023 |

This story by Ben Matheson was originally published by KYUK, and was republished with permission.

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser won his seventh Kuskokwim 300 title Sunday afternoon, outpacing a field of top mushers on the notoriously unpredictable Kuskokwim River trail.

Kuskokwim 300 lineup set for race start, one Nome musher competing

By Davis Hovey | January 27, 2023 |

The Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race is back to normal. There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place, the trail will follow the traditional route, and winter weather seems to be normal for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area.

2023 Kuskokwim 300 Preview

By KNOM Radio | January 23, 2023 |

As of last week, 23 mushers are signed up for Alaska’s premiere mid-distance sled dog race, the Kuskokwim 300!

Alaska Safe Riders gears up for Iron Dog

By KNOM Radio | January 18, 2023 |

Alaska Safe Riders Director Mike Buck discussed snow machine safety, such as sharing a trip plan, using proper equipment and communication technology, as people gear up for Iron Dog. Alaska Safe Riders offers snow machine, ATV and ROV safety courses as well as other resources at alaskasaferiders.com.

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As seen in the Nome Nugget, crab fisherman Frank McFarland holds up a rare blue-colored red king crab that he caught in his commercial crabbing pots, as Frank Kavairlook Jr. looks on. Photo: Scott Kent, ADFG.

Profile: Blue-Colored Red King Crab

By | July 18, 2014

There’s a small tourist attraction going on at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. Causing the stir is a rare, blue-colored red king crab.

Close-up of Nome and Bering Strait region on a color map of Alaska

By 2014, a Wellness and Sobering Center in Nome

By | December 26, 2012

To respond to the need for substance abuse treatment in the Norton Sound, Norton Sound Health Corporation is planning on starting a substance abuse treatment center in Nome. The Wellness and Sobering Center will be based in the old hospital, and may open as early as fall 2014.

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The Liitfik Wellness and Treatment Center will eventually live in a new, two-story building across the street from the Norton Sound Regional Hospital (pictured), according to NSHC President Angie Gorn. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

CDC reports racial disparity in COVID impact

By Miriam Trujillo | June 28, 2022

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (coauthored by a Department of Health and Social Services employee) found that Alaska Native people face disproportionate risks from COVID-19, compared to white residents in Alaska.

Environment & Climate