Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome

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.

Senate Joint Resolution 4 passed through the Alaska Senate unanimously today. Listen now

Now that the final deadline has come and gone, 26 mushers are signed up to race this year’s Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Listen now

Over the last five months, multiple sled dogs in Nome were attacked by musk oxen in at least four separate incidents. Listen now

Registration for the 2018 Kuskowkwim 300 sled dog race has been open for a month, and so far, 13 mushers are signed up to compete. Listen now

In the aftermath of the Polaris Hotel fire, which raged for more than half of the day Tuesday, a body has been found and her identity has been determined. Listen now

Nome residents awoke this morning to see the Polaris Hotel ablaze. 22 of the available 30 Nome firefighters are currently containing the blaze. Listen now

Missing pilot Kyle Stevens of Russian Mission has been found deceased at the bottom of the Yukon River.

Major General Laurie Hummel, the Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard and Commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, is touring through Western Alaska this week, along with her military entourage from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Listen now

After several years of providing community health services in an overcrowded building, Norton Sound Health Corporation employees in Gambell now have a bigger and newer space to accommodate the community’s needs. Listen now

Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) will pay $51,050 in penalties after reaching an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Listen now

For the first time in three years, Kotzebue commercial fishermen will have two buyers to sell their fish to. Listen now

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has begun a new, comprehensive ocean ecosystem study on the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Listen now

Nome residents could soon be able to buy locally grown vegetables from Pilgrim Hot Springs at a market stand in town. Listen now

With five different states’ ivory bans currently in effect, the latest passed by Hawaii at the beginning of this year, confusion remains among potential walrus ivory buyers in Alaska about what ivory is legal and what isn’t. Listen now

In order to stay on schedule, Kristina Woolston, Quintillion’s Vice President of External Relations, says they will have three vessels in Alaskan waters this summer to install 40 more miles of fiber, which wasn’t completed last year. Listen now

AT&T provided its Nome customers with a 4G network at the beginning of this month, after years of preparation. Despite the improved coverage, more local support for AT&T customers won’t be included in the upgrade. Listen now

For the first time in almost five years, the City of Nome has an active Animal Control Officer (ACO). Listen now

After a Borough meeting Tuesday night, a new payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) agreement has been struck between the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB) and Teck Alaska, the operator of Red Dog Mine. Listen now
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Families and community members on St. Lawrence Island will be eating Bowhead whale this week after a local hunter caught Gambell’s second whale of the season on Monday night. Listen now

After going more than a month without sewer or water, the community of St. Michael can again access those services at the local health clinic and City building. About 10 miles of above-ground water and sewer lines in St. Michael froze up back in mid-January. Listen now