Margaret DeMaioribus, KNOM - Nome


The Coast Guard rescued a man off a tugboat 57 miles south of Kotzebue on Friday, September 30th.

Three multi-year federal grants focused on combating opioid use have been awarded to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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)

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

Confusion at the city morgue caused a back-and-forth Tuesday between the Nome Police Department and the City of Nome.

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

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

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.

Savoonga celebrated a successful whale strike earlier this week, as the 2012 whale season is coming to a close. And the bowhead could be one for the record books.