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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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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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The beginning of a colorful sunset over the sea ice in Nome.

Storms Erode Bering Sea Ice Pack; Caution Is Urged

By Davis Hovey | February 12, 2019

Winter storms currently buffeting the Bering Sea have caused sea ice coverage to be reduced by almost 25% since late January. Ice cover is variable throughout the region, and extra caution and vigilance are urged for residents considering going out on the sea ice.

COVID-19

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