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.

Bowhead whales are changing migration patterns, researchers say

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Last year, Utqiagvik harvested just one whale.

As Nome-based reality TV show Bering Sea Gold returns, lawsuit over injuries moves forward

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Last year, two Nome high schoolers filed a suit against one of Nome's main mining companies after the vehicle they were driving struck a cable attached to a dredge that was stretched across the road.

New homegrown VPSO graduates headed to Bering Straits region, but vacancies remain

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Eight communities in the Bering Strait region still lack VPSOs.

First COVID case announced in Bering Strait region

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The regional health corporation is not releasing the name of the community in which the case was reported.

3 Iditarod mushers rescued by helicopter outside of Nome

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The mushers and dogs are in good health, Iditarod officials say.

After years of poor conditions, welcome news for hunters: Bering Sea ice looks normal

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Rick Thoman, a climatologist, called it "a big change from the last couple of years and good news for the region.”

Questions over seal stranding and deaths in Bering Sea set the scene for NOAA research cruise

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With hundreds of ice seal strandings last year in the Bering Sea, researchers from NOAA Fisheries plan to set sail this April to find out more information about how ice seals are doing with less sea ice, and what might be causing so many to become sick or die

Suicide prevention model relies on local adaptation

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A new prevention model aims to make a dent in Western Alaska's high suicide rate by providing the region with research and strategies, and letting each village decide for itself how to use the information.

After months without animal control, Nome has a temporary solution for loose dogs

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Even with an animal control officer, the city pound is frequently at maximum capacity.

19 mushers set to race 2020 Kuskokwim 300

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Top competitors and previous K300 winners entered in this year’s race include Pete Kaiser, Jeff King and reigning champion Matthew Failor.

New Army Corps study offers 7 options for Nome deep draft port project

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The new draft feasibility study acknowledges that project construction could have an effect on various marine mammals.

National Guard commander aims to revive service tradition with new hires in rural Alaska

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NOME - Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, head of the Alaska National Guard, is on a mission to hire new Guard members in Nome and other rural communities.  The Guard has history in the gold rush...

Census officials say accurate count key to reducing overcrowding in rural Alaska

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Some Alaskans fear there will be repercussions if they share details about their cramped living conditions, but census leaders say accurate data could reduce overcrowding throughout the state.

Nome high schoolers sue mining company after steel cable crash leaves truck ‘mangled’

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The students are still recovering from injuries sustained during the accident, according to an attorney representing one of the plaintiffs.

After a week in the dark, remote Diomede’s power is restored, but phones remain down

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After seven days in the dark, the lights came back on in Diomede late last week, just in time for the community to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Northern Bering Sea trawl survey shows fisheries in flux

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NOAA Fisheries' summer trawl survey shows Norton Sound red king crab are moving, Arctic cod numbers have dropped significantly and Pacific cod are continuing to increase as the Northern Bering Sea ecosystem undergoes drastic change.

Chukchi Sea ice coverage reaches record low

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With a poor start for ice forming in northern Alaska waters this season, the latest climate forecasts predict sea ice may not reach Western Alaska until December.

Faced with local opposition, IPOP continues search for gold near Nome

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The exploratory work has drawn formal opposition from the Native Village of Solomon, as well as dozens of public comments opposing the proposed mine project.

Norton Sound communities are facing an extended coastal flood season — and it began this weekend

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Water levels reached nine feet in Unalakleet, according to NOAA’s tide gauges.

NOAA and Savoonga track cod in first-of-its-kind collaboration

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Researchers and Western Alaskans alike hope to learn more about Pacific cod’s movements as they swim from the Southern to the Northern Bering Sea.