96.1 FM | 780 AM | “Yours for Western Alaska”

Archive for October 2012

Nome’s Safety Patrol

Since 2004, Safety Patrol has tried to keep Nome’s visitors safe during the town’s busiest seasons. Safety Patrol, a volunteer group organized by Kawerak Wellness and the Regional Wellness Forum, walks Nome’s streets to spot trouble before it happens and offer aid to those in need. Safety Patrol completed its 8th annual Permanent Fund Dividend…

Read More

Senator Murkowski on Arctic Issues and Policies

Last week KNOM News Director Laureli Kinneen interviewed Senator Lisa Murkowski on the Arctic.  After attending the Conference of Arctic Parlimentarians in Iceland, Murkowski was convinced that the US could play an important role in making the Arctic more relevant to the rest of the world. Senator Murkowski is encouraging Secretary Clinton to designate an…

Read More

Update News: Monday, October 8, 2012

In Monday’s News: As NJUS Manager looks into smart meters, protests take place across the U.S. and Canada; Calista subsidiary lands $4.5 billion federal contract; Family of Valerie Sifsof continues search; Palmer man dies in crash on Glenn Highway; Sen. Begich protests Xtratufs drop in quality and manufacturing in China; UAF Center for Alaska Native…

Read More

The power of example

Our inspirational spot for the week: Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or great evil without causing others to do the same.

Read More

A missing girl found, and the threats of fall storms

Recently, KNOM coordinated with the Nome Police Department to locate a missing 10-year-old girl who had disappeared on her way home from school. Just as we always do for all missing-person cases, we immediately began broadcasting announcements with the girl’s description and her last known whereabouts, in the hopes that someone in our listening range…

Read More

October 1971: The loss of Brother Huck

October 8, 1971 Traveling by small boat from the village of Pilot Station to St. Mary’s, 33-year-old Br. John Huck, SJ, and three others drown when their boat capsizes near the confluence of the Yukon and Andreafsky Rivers. Huck, who directed construction on the studio building, had become a great friend to the KNOM crew,…

Read More

Update News: Friday, October 5, 2012

In Friday’s news: Bethel police identified man killed by officers; Deputy Attorney General visited Nome to discuss “Choose Respect” initiative; Nome Police Department & Safety Patrol share tips for Permanent Fund Dividend weekend; 48th Annual AVCP Convention in Bethel discusses salmon; Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan comments on LNG pipeline.

Read More

Update News: Thursday, October 4, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Alaskans receiving $878 dividend from Alaska Permanent Fund today; State Troopers say a man was fatally shot by a Bethel police officer; Missing 3-day old Anchorage baby found, parents in custody; Hooper Bay man had jury verdict & $500,000 award overturned; Senator Lisa Murkowski encourages assignment of Ambassador to Arctic; Liquified natural…

Read More

Update News: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Unofficial results from Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Nome; Amber Alert in Anchorage for a 3 day old son taken by his mother; US and Russia officially on-board to link Beringian parklands; Anchorage homicide in a church parking lot; Pebble Mine opponents protesting the developer’s environmental research.

Read More

Preliminary Results from Nome’s Municipal Election

The unofficial results from today’s municipal race in Nome: City Council Seat C Randy Pomeranz 47% Kenny Hughes 23% Randy Oles  29% City Council Seat D Stan Anderson 48% Jim West Jr. 33% Nikolai Ivanoff 19% School Board Seat C Betsy Brennan 57% Monica Rose 42% Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation Nome Representative Don Stiles…

Read More