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.

Storms erode Bering Sea ice pack; caution is urged

Winter storms and blustery weather currently buffeting the Bering Sea have caused sea ice coverage to be reduced by almost 25% since late January.

With Governor’s Award, Ivanoff recognized as leader among Alaska Native writers

Although she has had less time to write lately with the birth of her son almost seven months ago, Laureli Ivanoff of Unalakleet continues to reach wide-ranging audiences with her writing.

Unalakleet constructing assisted living facility to serve elders of Norton Sound

The facility is the first of its kind in the Norton Sound region and will have room for ten occupants. It will give elders in the region an option to receive services in a location closer to their home communities.

US future in Arctic hinges on expanding its icebreaker fleet, Coast Guard says

There’s a heavy demand from scientists to use the Coast Guard’s icebreakers to do research in Arctic waters. But with only two icebreakers in its entire fleet, the Coast Guard’s capabilities are limited.

TelAlaska provides first internet through fiber packages for Nome residents, with limitations

Starting with systems like Nook Net, going through satellite providers and bigger companies such as GCI, to now having access to unlimited bandwidth capacity through Quintillion’s fiber optic project. This new internet option in Nome both meets expectations and, for some, misses the mark.

Coast Guard seeks feedback on potential impact of 6 new icebreakers

The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting feedback on their six new polar icebreakers, which are expected to train in Arctic waters as soon as 2023. Listen now

E. coli outbreak comes to Alaska, first confirmed cases are Nome inmates

Alaska has reported its first cases of a strain of E. coli bacteria related to a national outbreak going on this month. Listen now

At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, tales from a difficult Iditarod

The 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come to an end, as 52 out of the original 67 mushers have crossed the finish line in Nome. Listen now

Iditarod checkpoint enforces ordinance to control loose dog population as mushers arrive

Coinciding with the Iditarod sled dog race, Unalakleet issued an emergency ordinance to address loose dogs running free around the community. Many residents complained about a problem, and not everyone is happy with the solution.

Musher chases bison off trail, with an ax

Wildlife are a common occurrence on the Iditarod trail, and they sometimes have chance encounters with mushers. Now, in this year’s Iditarod, one more musher can say they’ve come across bison along the trail. Listen now

As Iditarod has changed, so has its relationship with its Native roots, mushers say

Fewer than ten mushers out of the 67 competing in this year’s Iditarod are Alaska Native. The only Inupiaq musher to win the Iditarod, John Baker of Kotzebue, is not racing this year, so it now falls to other competitors to bring home the championship. Listen now

Zoya DeNure scratches in Skwentna, first scratch of 2018 Iditarod

The first musher to scratch in the 2018 Iditarod is Zoya DeNure of Delta Junction. Listen now

Starting positions set for 2018 Iditarod; 67 mushers to depart from Willow on Sunday

Cody Strathe of Fairbanks will be the first musher out on the trail for the start of the 2018 Iditarod sled dog race. Listen now

Alaska Senate passes resolution to combat all-inclusive ivory bans and legislation

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

Roster set for 2018 Yukon Quest after signup deadline

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

With musk oxen attacks seemingly on rise, one Nome pet owner calls for more action

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

After one month of K300 registrations, roster half-full for 2018

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

Polaris casualty identified; cause of fire under investigation

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’s Polaris Hotel on fire; blaze continues into afternoon

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

Troopers recover missing pilot’s body from Yukon River; plane crash under investigation

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