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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…

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