Team 39, Barber and Lapham, champion 2024 Iron Dog

By Ava White | February 26, 2024 |

Teams competing in what’s known as the toughest and longest snowmachine race in the world, the Iron Dog, reached the finish line in Big Lake, about an hour north of Anchorage, yesterday. The purse for the race is $224,000, the largest in Iron Dog history. The race started with 24 teams last weekend (Feb. 17),…

Iron Dog teams leave halfway point, slated to finish Sunday

By Ava White | February 22, 2024 |

Eighteen teams racing in the world’s longest snowmachine race, the Iron Dog, left the halfway checkpoint in Nome this morning. The first duo on the trail this morning was Team 39, veteran racers Brett Lapham and Cody Barber. The team from Willow arrived in Nome on Tuesday (Jan. 20) afternoon after racing nearly 1500 miles…

Team 39 leads Iron Dog racers into Nome

By Ava White | February 20, 2024 |

Lead racers in the world’s longest snowmachine race, the Iron Dog, made a beeline for Nome today. It’s the halfway mark on the over 2500 mile course, which runs north across the state. A few dozen people were crowding the corner of Bering and Front Street waiting for the first Iron Dog racers to reach…

Racers hit the trail for the longest snowmachine race in the world, Iron Dog

By Ava White | February 19, 2024 |

Twenty-four teams of two left Big Lake on Saturday for a race north to Nome. The 2503 mile race, known as Iron Dog, is the longest snowmachine race in the world. Iron Dog passes through over twenty rural communities, like McGrath, Unalakleet and Shaktoolik. They’ll face rugged terrain across rural parts of Alaska where temperatures…

One class is hoping for mail this Valentine’s Day

By Ava White | February 14, 2024

A first grade class in Koyuk is learning about geography through the mail.

Gambell VPO charged with sexual abuse

By Ava White | February 12, 2024

A warning to readers, this story discuses sexual abuse of a child. A Gambell village police officer was charged last month [Jan. 27] with two counts of sexually abusing a teenage girl. Charging documents say troopers in Nome received a report that 24 year-old Leonard Apangalook had sexually abused a female minor while on duty. …

Russian Mission man charged with murder after Monday shooting

By Ava White | February 8, 2024

A man in Russian Mission has been charged with murder, after Alaska State Troopers say he fatally shot a man there Monday. Charging documents say 45 year-old Richard Pitka shot 46 year-old Patrick Changsak in the shin, at his home in the village about 70 miles northeast of Bethel. Changsak was transported to the village…

Pool officials to wrap up repairs at end of the month

By Ava White | February 6, 2024

Nome’s only swimming pool was closed to switch from a saltwater system to chlorine last summer. It was supposed to reopen in September, but manufacturing delays and supply chain challenges have delayed the opening.  Contractors are making repairs to the pool, according to a release from the City of Nome.  Glenn Steckman, the city manager, made…

This year’s honorary musher named for his lasting impact on the sport

By Ava White | February 1, 2024

The countdown to the Iditarod is on. An honorary musher is named each year to start first at the Downtown Anchorage ceremony. This year’s honorary musher has been involved with the “last great race” for over three decades. The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) named Wilson Hughes this year’s honorary musher in a press release last…

The Nome Static, February 2024 (Print Layout)

By KNOM Radio | February 1, 2024

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Ocean Knowledge: Episode 7

By KNOM Radio | February 14, 2023

On Feb. 10, Gay Sheffield and Rick Thoman discussed ecological research in conjunction with regional knowledge with Ocean Knowledge host Megan Onders.

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Suwat: Norton Sound health

By KNOM Radio | January 30, 2023

Kawerak partnered with Norton Sound Health Corporation to share what’s happening with Norton Sound health. On Jan. 25, NSHC CAMP department staff Tracy Gregg, Nicole Mertz and Reba Lean joined Danielle Slingsby to talk about fitness classes.

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KNOM calling for Elder voices

By KNOM Radio | January 23, 2023

Do you know an Elder who would like to share a story with Western Alaska? Watch the video to learn how to contribute to Elder Voices on KNOM 780 AM 96.1 FM.

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Arctic Deep Draft Port design pushed back, Congress funding increased

By Davis Hovey | January 18, 2023

Nome’s deep draft port project was originally scheduled to have 95% of its final design set by the beginning of December 2022. As the new year has begun, that benchmark has been delayed. The upside is the port project is getting a financial boost.

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Arctic Energy “mobile office” visits Nome

By KNOM Radio | January 18, 2023

Givey Kochanowski visited Nome on behalf of the Arctic Energy Office under the U.S. Department of Energy.

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