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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. …

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