Greg Knight, KNOM - Nome

Greg Knight, KNOM - Nome
A ship in the water

Cut cable causes internet and cellphone outages in Arctic Alaska

Quintillion President Mike McHale said a full restoration of internet and some cellphone service could take up to two months.
a moose

Moose tests positive for rabies virus in Teller

According to the Norton Sound Health Corp., residents reported that a moose was acting aggressively toward people and showing other signs of the virus.
a Black Hawk helicopter

Army National Guard helicopter and crew to be stationed in Nome

The UH-60 Black Hawk, set to arrive in June, follows another permanently stationed in Bethel after Typhoon Merbok lashed western Alaska.
a retired Alaska State Trooper

State MMIP coordinator says initiative is growing in Alaska, Lower 48

Lonny Piscoya, head of Alaska's unit devoted to solving cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people, says investigators are making progress.
a Nome receipt

Overcharged on Nome sales tax? City says take it up with retailer

The 2% over-taxation, based on a repealed seasonal tax, is coming from both businesses in Nome and online retailers like Amazon. 
Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone

‘Our languages and our cultures will make us happier’: Nome Indigenous leader receives award

Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone is Inupiaq and Kiowa. She is an artist, teacher, traditional tattooist, hide tanner and business owner.

Unalakleet mayor says work on water system to begin this summer

State officials say Unalakleet will see work to improve conditions on its water system in the near future.
a red fox

Rabid red foxes on the rise near Nome, research shows

Nearly a quarter of recently examined red foxes in and around Nome have tested positive for rabies, up from 17 percent in 2021.
innovative Nome kids

Nome students’ animal alert and snow blower snow cones ideas win statewide prizes

Denali Walrath and Bradley Rowe were recognized in Fairbanks for projects they entered in the Alaska Innovation Competition.
Nome City Hall

Nome city government, school district seeing increased insurance costs

Governmental bodies in the City of Nome are reporting they will see increases in property, fire and auto insurance rates this year.
Sam Schimmel

Indigenous leader recognized for sharing traditional values

Sam Schimmel, 23, is an Indigenous youth advocate who is Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze Indian.
bottled water in Koyuk

After 2 months, Koyuk still grappling with a lack of water

Koyuk's city clerk says there is a plan to fix the system once temperatures warm up.
Front Street in Nome

Nome officials, homeless shelter see results from halt on Sunday alcohol sales

Local officials say three businesses' suspension of Sunday alcohol sales is contributing to reduced crime and emergency service calls.
a ground-penetrating radar

Radar study reveals 1918 pandemic graves at cemetery near Nome

The study shows several anomalies consistent with previously unknown burials at Pilgrim Hot Springs, about 60 miles north of Nome.
end of the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Nome officials, artists and businesses weigh in on this year’s Iditarod

Businesses reported a feeling of strong sales and a post-COVID return to more normal business conditions, according to City Manager Glenn Steckman.
a Coast Guard cutter

U.S. Coast Guard shares Arctic pollution response plan

One of the scenarios the U.S. plans and trains for is an oil spill off the Seward Peninsula, potentially involving Russian vessels, that reaches Alaska shores.

BSNC to donate bottled water to Koyuk amid infrastructure issues

The Bering Strait Native Corporation is providing 100 cases of drinking water to Koyuk after a recent freeze affected homes and other buildings.
Ivory Okleasik

Nome woman recovering after serious snowmachine crash

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Ivory Okleasik, who crashed during the annual Nome-Golovin snowmachine race on March 12.
Miron Golfman

Anchorage man wins 2023 Iditarod Trail Invitational

Miron Golfman crossed the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Invitational in downtown Nome at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday.
the Burled Arch in Nome

One less hotel leaves Nome with fewer Iditarod beds

Space could be short for visitors to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race's finish in Nome.