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Dearest Alaska: One Man, One Dog, and One Landfill

In this month’s Dearest Alaska, we are exploring what it takes to manage the waste of a community. In Nome, one man is responsible for all the trash of the city, and that man’s name is Glenn Jones. KNOM’s Mitch Borden spent a day with Jones and got to see some of what goes into overseeing a rural community’s landfill.

Dearest Alaska is a new audio project; the program will be available on this website and broadcast live on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month at 12 noon and 5pm on KNOM (96.1 FM, 780 AM).

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An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated Glenn Jones’ last name as Johnson. The error has been corrected.


  1. Audrey Tate on May 10, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    That’s Glenn Jones, one of my favorite people! 🙂

    • David Dodman on May 11, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Hello Audrey, thanks for the correction and apologies for our error! We’ve updated our copy and are working on a revised version of the audio story.