Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome

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Davis Hovey is a news reporter at KNOM - Nome. Hovey was born and raised in Virginia. He spent most of his childhood in Greene County 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville where University of Virginia is located. Hovis was drawn in by the opportunity to work for a radio station in a remote, unique place like Nome Alaska. Hovis went to Syracuse University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Broadcast Digital Journalism.
a Nome port presentation

Nome’s Arctic Deep Draft Port project approaches milestone

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Nome's Arctic Deep Draft Port contractors must have 95% of the design finalized by the end of November. So far, they are on track.
Merbok debris

FEMA extends Merbok aid application deadline

Western Alaskans have an extra two weeks to apply for state and federal disaster assistance as recovery efforts from ex-Typhoon Merbok continue in some communities.
Nome's 2017 Polaris Hotel fire

Owner of Nome hotel destroyed in fatal fire charged with evading $1.5M in taxes

Tina H. Yi of Nome, who now lives in Anchorage, was the sole owner of the Polaris from 2007 until it burned in October 2017 killing Nome resident Bette Ann Haugen.
an utility meter

Inflation on fuel costs raises utility prices in Nome by 12%

Overall this means that Nome residents will be paying 44.5 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity used this winter instead of 35.7 cents.
construction equipment

Nome-Council Road passable again after state repairs of Merbok damage

Workers with the state and Knik Construction hauled over 100,000 tons of material in order to make the Nome-Council road passable again before freeze-up.
Nome subsistence camp

More than 400 Alaskans receiving FEMA financial assistance after Merbok

Federal Emergency Management Agency staff have disbursed more than $3.3 million to help Western Alaskans rebuild after ex-typhoon Merbok struck the coast last month.
Dan Sullivan in Western Alaska

Sen. Dan Sullivan discusses Nome deep-draft port funding

During his visit to Nome the week of Oct. 16, Sen. Dan Sullivan informed residents that funding is secured to build the Arctic Deep Draft Port.
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015.

Missing Nome man seen alive by troopers a day before he was found dead

Bo Adams was reported missing Tuesday but seen later that day from the air by Alaska State Troopers. More than a day later, he was found dead — and his family has questions.
Nome-Council Highway storm damage

Western Alaska receives millions to repair roads and storm-damaged communities

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration is providing $9 million for Western Alaska repairs after last month's powerful storm.
St. Lawrence Island

2 Russian boaters detained on St. Lawrence Island

The boaters reportedly told Gambell residents they were fleeing the Russian military, which is drafting up to 300,000 men for its failing invasion of Ukraine.
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Peltola, Murkowski, FEMA administrator tour Nome storm damage

They also spoke with KNOM in Nome about their reactions to the storm damage, their priorities for recovery and resources available to Alaskans.
mike dunleavy

Dunleavy visits Norton Sound to assess storm damage

After spending time in Golovin, Elim and Koyuk, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said there's no substitute for being on the ground and seeing the storm impacts with his own eyes.
flooding on front street in nome

Nome assesses infrastructure damage, looks east towards Cape of Nome and summer camps

While Nome’s downtown area is in good shape after weekend storm flooding, the dock area around Cape Nome and the surrounding landscape are completely changed.
stebbins alaska

‘Stebbins is resilient’: Eastern Norton Sound communities recovering from storm damage

Several communities in the Norton Sound region are struggling with contaminated drinking water days after the significant September storm hit the region.
a burned restaurant in Nome

Nome restaurant burns, nearby inn saved during Alaska storm

Nome's Bering Sea Bar and Grill is gone after a fire started in the building on the evening of Sept. 17, as Nome was being buffeted by a powerful fall storm.
sand fills a home

In Golovin, Alaskans shovel sand out of their homes after historic storm

Golovin residents are in clean-up mode as their community works to restore power, phone service and clear debris. As the floodwaters recede from the weekend’s historic fall storm, some locals are left with feet...
a flooded street

Bering Strait communities resume air service, plan to fly in drinking water after massive storm

With a boil water notice in Unalakleet after Western Alaska's massive storm, area communities are asking for drinking water to be flown in.
an aerial image of a storm

Western Alaska residents urged to brace for what could be one of the worst storms in recent history

“In 10 years, people will be referring to the September 2022 storm as a benchmark storm," said a climate specialist.
dogs in a line

2022 Kobuk 440 features mix of Northwest Arctic mushers and top Iditarod finishers

Fifteen mushers are signed up for this year’s Kobuk 440 sled dog race, set to take off from Kotzebue on Thursday, April 7.
A dog team outside

Aaron Burmeister is stepping away from competitive mushing

Burmeister has been competing in the Iditarod since his rookie run in 1994, when he was rookie of the year.