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Summer in Stebbins, Alaska: resident Bernard Abouchuk sits on the beach in anticipation of a seal, which is hunted as a subsistence food. Photo: Emily Russell, KNOM.

Snapshots of Stebbins, Alaska

One of the last projects of KNOM volunteer Emily Russell, prior to her departure from Nome, was to compile a series of photographs of Stebbins, Alaska, which she visited twice in her ’15-’16 term. It’s part of our new series, #FocusWesternAK.

Van Craft in Digital Studios

We’ve Only Just Begun

On July 14, KNOM celebrated its 45th anniversary — while, at the same time, continuing to work towards our intended autumn launch timeline for our brand-new digital studios.

Our 2015-2016 volunteers: Maddie Winchester, Emily Russell, Laura Kraegel, and Mitch Borden.

Farewell to Our ‘16 Volunteers

Summertime at KNOM is a bittersweet confluence of happy greetings and difficult goodbyes. This month, we’re saying a final “Godspeed” to the four outstanding people who’ve just departed Nome for points south: our 2015-16 volunteers Maddie, Emily, Laura, and Mitch, who consistently went above and beyond in serving the people of Western Alaska this year.

Anahma and Ric at Nome e-Waste Pickup 2016

Keeping Nome Clean in 2016

Recycling is a complicated and often-unwieldy — but still important — task in the Alaska Bush. That’s why we’re happy to spread the word about Nome’s annual e-waste recycling event — and why we participate ourselves.