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Race to the Iron Dog Finish, 300 Miles Away, Starts Tonight

Minnick and Olstad Approach Nome

The 2019 Iron Dog winners may already have the win locked up, but the time difference between the first position and second positioned teams just got a little bit smaller. Rookie racer Adam Drinkhouse and teammate Brad George took ten mandatory layover hours in Kaltag and then rested again in Galena before pushing all the […]

Nome Mayor, Alaska Municipal League Weigh in on Proposed Budget

The Alaska Municipal League held its annual winter meeting in the state capitol earlier this week to discuss Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget and the current Legislature’s agenda. AML brings together Alaska’s politicians, policy makers, and mayors, including Nome mayor Richard Beneville. During an interview with KINY radio in Juneau, Mayor Beneville managed to keep […]

Nome Discusses Public Safety Commission Proposal

Snowy sidewalk and large sign reading "Nome Alaska" along a wood-paneled building on a winter's day in Nome.

For months, many Nome citizens have advocated at City Council for a public safety commission. On Monday night, the community had the chance to discuss a written proposal for the potential public-group.

Iron Dog Field Gets Thinner, Ten Teams Won’t Finish What They Started

Snowmachine racer speeds up snow ramp, racing off of Bering Sea ice.

A dwindling group of Iron Dog racers push on towards Fairbanks. The pack is now down to only fourteen teams. Team 8 of Tyson Johnson and Tyler Aklestad reached White Mountain Thursday morning but then by afternoon, scratched from the race and were towed back to Nome. According to the Iron Dog website, one of […]

Leaders Roughly 300 Miles from Finish in 2019 Iron Dog

KNOM's Laureli Kinneen with Mike Morgan

The front runners in this year’s Iron Dog continue to push closer and closer to the finish in Fairbanks, yet one team was sent backwards on the trail yesterday. Team 8 of Tyson Johnson and Tyler Aklestad reached White Mountain yesterday morning but then by afternoon, scratched from the race and were towed back to […]