Around the New Year, gas prices were falling everywhere in the USA — except in rural Alaska. Here’s why.
For a Valentine’s-Day-themed edition of Story49 last month, volunteer producers Kristin Leffler and Caitlin Whyte teamed up to capture stories about finding love in the sub-Arctic.
The freezing of the Bering Sea drastically changes the landscape of rural Alaska’s coastal communities. It also opens up new possibilities for transportation and subsistence.
In rural Alaska, “race season” rolls on. Early March finds us in-between two of the long-distance competitions that most excite our region: Iron Dog and the Iditarod.
In Western Alaska, it’s race season: the time for the sled dog races that so inspire and excite our region. This year’s races are a special source of pride for our mission, since KNOMers are involved in the races both as reporters and as competitors.
From floor to ceiling, our new, under-construction digital studios continue to show progress.
We’re excited to be sharing the work and daily rhythms of our mission in a new way: via the photo-sharing social network Instagram.
KNOM was the proud recipient, late last year, of an all-expenses-paid fellowship from the Alaska Press Club for a week of training in Anchorage. Attending these special sessions were news volunteers Francesca and Jenn.
We’re excited to share that volunteer news reporter Jenn Ruckel was on-location in Fairbanks late last year for the ordination of the new bishop for our diocese.
In January, volunteers Kristin Leffler and Courtney Cousins went to Elim, Alaska, for a very special community gathering: elder Eliza Katongan’s 100th birthday party.