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“Dear Friend of KNOM” (Christmas 2018)

“Stay awake! Prepare! Rejoice! Hail Mary! These exclamations for each of the four weeks of Advent become the basis for hope when pressed against the snowy darkness of Western Alaska,” reads the introduction to KNOM’s Christmas newsletter.

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A New Hope: Reindeer

Man stands at the doorway to a mobile reindeer processing plant.

In the near future, reindeer may play an increasingly important role as both a subsistence and commercial food source in Western Alaska. The region “could become Alaska’s reindeer capital,” one local leader told KNOM listeners this summer.

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Attitude of Gratitude

Girl is in position on gymnasium floor similar to a push-up — body almost parallel to the floor, legs behind her, arms extended — while competing in the Native Youth Olympics “seal hop” event.

“Don’t just give up. You got to keep trying harder and harder so you can achieve what you want to be — your goal in life.” A recent episode of KNOM’s “Caught Doing Something Good” profiled the positive outlook of rural Alaska student Demi Levi, whose determination has led her to success in the Native Youth Olympics.

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