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Iron Dog 2022 crowns its champions

Two men standing next to the snow machines holding a checkered flag at the finish line

Tyler Aklestad and Nick Olstad are the 2022 Iron Dog champions. The two never gave up the lead after pulling ahead in the early hours of the race, and finally crossed the finish line in Big Lake at 11:21 a.m. on Feb. 26.

…And We’re Off to the Races

As national attention has been turned to Olympic achievements and football sports fans in Alaska listen for the sounds of excited dogs, machines, and racers. For decades, KNOM’s flagship race updates has offered a front row seat, for fans to keep close tabs on their favorite human and canine athletes. After two years of races […]

Funding for Nome Deep Draft Port Secured

In a recent late-afternoon phone call to KNOM, Senator Lisa Murkowski had big news to share about Nome’s future. The city’s long-discussed Deep Draft Port will receive a quarter billion dollars for construction. The project has been a long time coming, Senator Murkowski said. With diminishing Arctic sea ice, proponents of the port feel the […]

Five Years In, Mission’s Remote Business Office Thrives

March 2022 marks the five-year anniversary of KNOM’s business and fundraising office changing its physical location to Anchorage. The choice to “split the KNOM family” is a momentous point in the station’s history and was not made lightly at the time. In the three years prior to the move, donations were steadily declining at an […]