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Pete Kaiser wins 7th Kuskokwim 300 title

By KNOM Radio | January 29, 2023 |

This story by Ben Matheson was originally published by KYUK, and was republished with permission.

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser won his seventh Kuskokwim 300 title Sunday afternoon, outpacing a field of top mushers on the notoriously unpredictable Kuskokwim River trail.

Kuskokwim 300 lineup set for race start, one Nome musher competing

By Davis Hovey | January 27, 2023 |

The Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race is back to normal. There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place, the trail will follow the traditional route, and winter weather seems to be normal for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area.

2023 Kuskokwim 300 Preview

By KNOM Radio | January 23, 2023

As of last week, 23 mushers are signed up for Alaska’s premiere mid-distance sled dog race, the Kuskokwim 300!

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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Ocean Knowledge: Episode 6

By KNOM Radio | January 31, 2023

On Jan. 27, Ocean Knowledge host Megan Onders breaks open fish and fishing research related to the marine environment of the Bering Sea with several guests: UAF Ph.D. student Austin Flanigan, UAF Research Engineer Hank Statscewich, Liang Wu who is a doctorial candidate in International Shipping and Seafarer Studies at CUNY, Indigenous People’s Council for Marine Mammals Chairman Mike Miller, and NOAA Research Biologist Kathi A. Lefebvre, Ph.D.

Local help empowers land owners

By KNOM Radio | January 30, 2023

It was a Unalakleet Elder who encouraged Francine Hopson to become Kawerak’s Tribal Land Management Services program director. “Someone needs to help our people,” the Elder told her.

Public Safety


The Liitfik Wellness and Treatment Center will eventually live in a new, two-story building across the street from the Norton Sound Regional Hospital (pictured), according to NSHC President Angie Gorn. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

CDC reports racial disparity in COVID impact

By Miriam Trujillo | June 28, 2022

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (coauthored by a Department of Health and Social Services employee) found that Alaska Native people face disproportionate risks from COVID-19, compared to white residents in Alaska.

Environment & Climate