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Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Nome

NOME - A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.KNOM reported Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive...
New reindeer corral being built near St. Michael

NOME - Volunteers are in the process of building a new corral for a reindeer herd on St. Michael Island.KNOM reports ( the first fence posts went up Thursday at the new site, located about three miles southeast...
Biologist in Nome warns against musk oxen viewing

...oxen up close, saying that endangers young calves.An early spring is moving peninsula musk oxen closer to where people live, KNOM reported.Getting too close to the animals can scare herds, harming or even killing young calves, Alaska Fish and Game biologist...
Lacking sea ice, seal pups bask on Nome beaches

...communities has prompted an uptick in seal pups coming ashore.More than 20 pups have been spotted on Nome beaches this year, KNOM-radio reported Tuesday. Other molting pups have been seen at Wales, Teller and Shaktoolik.Residents expected more seals...
Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

...with the killing of a musk ox.Diana Adams was cited last week for taking a musk ox out of season in the Icy View subdivision, KNOM reported.Adams, 59, could not immediately be reached for comment Monday. She told the radio station last week she has...
Lab results pending for seals found covered in oil

...coated with an oily substance off Alaska's Saint Lawrence.No oil was found on flippers from the animals that were tested, KNOM reported. But Gay Sheffield, a marine biologist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks marine advisory program, said she...
Broadcasting pioneer Tom Busch dies

NOME - KNOM broadcasting pioneer Tom Busch has the radio station. Busch served as KNOM's general manager from 1975 to 2005 and then served as the station's fundraiser. KNOM is a public service radio station in Nome...
Regional News
Kotzebue Diary grandchildren.? Claire Richardson serves as Chief of Staff to Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. A former radio and TV reporter, Claire lived in Nome from 1986-88 as a Jesuit Volunteer at KNOM Radio. She has lived in Juneau since 1989.
Empire Editorial: When the parachute has holes

...look at Nome by photographer Alec Soth. What he turned in was a classic case of "Alaska exploitation," to use the words of KNOM-FM reporter Jenn Ruckel.It chose to focus only on the worst Nome has to offer. It was as genuine as an episode of "Alaska...
Helicopter service to Little Diomede halted

...June 30 before the yearly reauthorization contract was signed, KNOM reported. Little Diomede is 2 1/2 miles from Big Diomede Island...while documents were being finalized.___Information from: KNOM-AM,


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