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Western Alaska Mushers Lead into Rohn

Aaron Burmeister of Nome was the first into Rohn this evening, after departing first from Rainy Pass. Richie Diehl of Aniak and Pete Kaiser of Bethel followed out of Rainy Pass earlier today, showcasing Western Alaska mushers leading the pack into Rohn. After pushing through a snowy trail, some teams opted to rest for some […]

13 Rookies Test Training and Dreams in 2020 Iditarod

Among the 57 mushers running the 2020 Iditarod, 13 rookies are on their way to Nome following the restart Sunday in Willow. KNOM’s Ben Matheson reports: As Quince Mountain plots his run and rest schedule for his first Iditarod, he’s weighing his options for camping between checkpoints and facing an unpredictable trail. He’s not sure […]

2020 Serum Run Expedition Day 17: Teams Reach Koyuk

The Serum Run Expedition, which is tracing the steps of the 1925 quest to get medicine to Nome, reached Koyuk last night. They are planning to be in Elim Monday night. By late Thursday morning, they hope to be in Nome. Nome musher Stephanie Johnson hopes to keep up their lucky streak – but admits […]

City Council to Vote on Rate Increases at Port of Nome

City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM

The Nome City Council will discuss and vote tonight [MON] on adopting the proposed tariff rate increases in the Port of Nome tariff. The Nome Common Council meets tonight for their regular meeting. They will also move to final discussion on adopting the Alaska Remote Sellers Sales Tax Code. This is a uniform tax code […]

Deep Snow, Moose Encounters, Possibly ‘Trench Warfare’ Await Iditarod Teams

The 2020 Iditarod Sled Dog Race started over the weekend. 57 mushers and roughly 800 sled dogs took off from frozen Willow Lake and are beginning the long trek toward the Alaska Range this morning. According to mushers at the Ceremonial Start in downtown Anchorage, the state’s powerful winter this year is expected to make […]