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Strathe and Moore Join Top Two in Dawson, Teams Fight Windblown Trails

All Yukon Quest teams are checked out of Eagle, making their ways towards Dawson City and the race leaders, where they and their dogs will enjoy 36 hours of rest. The trail hasn’t been the easiest so far. Drifting snow and winds have been a challenge for the teams, as Torsten Kohnert told KUAC Radio […]

The Long Wait Begins in Dawson for Several 2020 Quest Teams

Silhouettes of musher with headlamp and sled dog team running through a narrow, snowy forest trail in the pitch blackness of night.

The top mushers in the Yukon Quest field of 13 have reached the race’s figurative “Eye of the Storm,” a mandatory 36-hour rest period in Dawson City. Official leader Brent Sass and second position Michelle Phillips arrived early this morning. As of this update at 12pm, they were joined within the last half hour by […]

Kotzebue and Nome Rivalry On Display During Husky Shootout

Both Nome varsity basketball teams went to Kotzebue this past weekend for the Husky shootout, each returning with a 1-2 record and an all-tournament player. The Nome boys defeated Kotzebue while losing to Nikiski and Homer. The Lady Nanooks defeated Homer 50-32 while losing to Kotzebue and Nikiski. The Nome girls’ lone win came in […]

New Coronavirus Not in Nome or State Of Alaska, Officials Taking Precautions Regardless

The Nome hospital at dusk, viewed from the front, with light streaming through its windows.

Despite the growing number of those infected with novel coronavirus, which started with an outbreak in Wuhan China, Alaska’s Section of Epidemiology has not confirmed any cases in the state including Western Alaska. Locally in Nome, health officials say they are taking precautions related to strains of the coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses. According to reports […]