Margaret DeMaioribus, KNOM - Nome
Jessie Holmes wins 2017 Kobuk 440
Jessie Holmes is the winner of the 2017 Kobuk 440. Holmes crossed the finish line yesterday morning at 1:51 a.m. with nine dogs. Listen now
2017 Kobuk 440 starts today
The 2017 Kobuk 440 sled dog race begins today in Kotzebue. Listen now
Nome Finishers’ Banquet marks end of Iditarod 45
The 2017 Iditarod Sled Dog Race is over. The 45th running, rerouted from Fairbanks to Nome, came to an end Sunday night with the Finishers’ Banquet held at the Nome Rec Center. Listen now
Red Cross of Alaska opens 23 cases in Savoonga after winter storm
23 cases have been opened by the American Red Cross of Alaska after their visit to the community of Savoonga last week. Listen now
Alaska Airlines now nation’s fifth largest airline
Alaska Airlines is now the fifth largest airline in the nation after acquiring Virgin America Airlines last week. Listen Now
Coast Guard medevacs man from tug near Kotzebue
The Coast Guard rescued a man off a tugboat 57 miles south of Kotzebue on Friday, September 30th.
Federal grants awarded to combat opioid use in Alaska
Three multi-year federal grants focused on combating opioid use have been awarded to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
GCI to expand internet service in rural Alaska
Telecommunications provider GCI said it aims to further access to high-speed internet in Western Alaska in the near future. By the end of 2016, the company said, their TERRA network will expand to ten more communities in Norton Sound and the Northwest Arctic Borough.
2017 Iditarod sign-ups begin
52 mushers have signed up so far for the 2017 Iditarod. Sign-ups opened on June 24th and include a lengthy list of top names and newcomers. Download Audio
All caskets verified after confusion at Nome city morgue
Confusion at the city morgue caused a back-and-forth Tuesday between the Nome Police Department and the City of Nome.
Little Diomede Renews Vital Helicopter Service Contract
Little Diomede is a remote island off the coast of Western Alaska – a community of about 150 people that sits perched on cliffs. There is no runway for airplanes during the summer, and weather conditions can often limit transportation year-round. But thanks to a renewed helicopter service contract, island community members can have access to food and mail and even travel to receive healthcare. Download Audio
UAF Professor Attempting To Improve Sea Ice Forecasting
As climate change alters the landscape of the Arctic, more vessel traffic will be arriving in Arctic waters – and the need for sea ice forecasts will be vital. Download Audio
Sea Ice Retreat Causes Foraging Change For Walruses
The United States Geological Survey has been conducting research on the amounts of sea ice present in the Chukchi Sea. And they've identified that the lifestyles of walruses are changing.