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.
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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.
Mitch Seavey finishes the 2016 Iditarod in second place. (Photo by David Dodman/KNOM)

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.