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Public Awareness, Engagement Needed to Monitor Risk of Spreading Bird Flu to Mammals

A decomposing seal carcass lays on a beach in the Norton Sound. Sarah Swartz photo. April 19, 2024 Sarah Swartz, News Reporter Concerns over highly pathogenic influenza viruses in wild birds and domestic poultry in Alaska were discussed during a Strait Science webinar held over Zoom on Thursday, March 28. This event hosted by the […]

Iditarod Champ Sets New Record

For those who follow the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a name that has become synonymous with unparalleled excellence is Dallas Seavey. This year, the 37-year-old musher from Talkeetna, Alaska, etched his name into Iditarod history by achieving a record breaking sixth victory, cementing his status as the most successful musher in the race’s storied […]

Dear Friend…(April 2024)

On the second Sunday of Easter, we hear the Gospel passage of Thomas finally meeting the risen Christ. The drama of Jesus’ crucifixion and death was so viscerally real and compelling that he refuses to believe until he can see Jesus alive face-to-face. Thomas was a beloved disciple; he followed Jesus throughout his public life […]

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Wildlife is a constant reality on the Last Frontier. Even an ordinary trip to the grocery store can turn into an adventure at a moment’s notice, as one Anchorage woman recently found. After her weekly Costco run on a Saturday morning, she was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot when she suddenly […]

Dogs of Iron and Men of Steel

Snowmachiners reach the halfway checkpoint for 2024 Iron Dog.

Weeks before the Iditarod dog teams arrive in Nome, dogs of a different sort make their presence known in the city. The annual Iron Dog is the toughest and longest snowmachine race in the world, covering more than 2,500 miles of Alaskan backcountry from Anchorage to Nome and back. Veteran racers Cody Barber and Brett […]

Inupiaq Author Wins Newbery Honor

Inupiaq author and illustrator Nasugraq Rainey Hopson recently won two special honors for her debut novel, Eagle Drums, a magical realistic middle grade tale about the origin story of the Inupiaq Messenger Feast, a Native Alaskan tradition. She was awarded both a Newbery Honor and an American Indian Youth Literature Award. The hero of her […]

Iditarod Schedule of Events

Along with all of Western Alaska, KNOM stirs into a frenzy of activity in March. As Iditarod mushers bear down on Nome, KNOM staff goes on 24-hour watch for their arrival. This month, thanks to your generosity, we are finally able to launch our livestream so you can share the excitement! You can listen on […]

Dear Friend…(March 2024)

This month we will celebrate the most sacred days of the year. As we contemplate Christ’s Passion during Holy Week, for many of us, our attention will gravitate toward Mary as she accompanies her Son on his arduous climb to Golgotha. Mary’s presence throughout the events of Holy Week offers a unique perspective on the […]