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Mission Stories

The first hints of winter

The snow is starting to accumulate on the mountains, hills, and the tundra. At night, if the sky is clear, you can sometimes see wispy, colorful auroras dancing in the expansive darkness. During the day, the weather ranges from snowy to mostly sunny and cold. As the seasons change and the thermometer heads towards zero,…

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A missing child and a meandering bear

With the support of caring families throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and overseas, KNOM contributes to the health and safety of thousands of families spread out over 100,000 square miles of Western Alaska. The power of radio saves and enhances the lives of people throughout the region. To all members of our KNOM Radio…

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Hunting, fishing, bears, and weather

The change of the seasons is upon us, and the tundra is changing color. The last of the berry picking and seasonal canning is taking place. Hunting and fishing activities are winding down, and freezers are filling with cuts of fish and meat. Last week, at least one bear was spotted in and around homes in a…

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Great work, Tom and Marian!

In their second and final week of service to KNOM, we are thankful for the planning, funding, and hard work of Tom and Marian Braun from Colorado; they are two long-time supporters of KNOM who traveled up to Nome to help with several big projects. Marian’s selection, purchase, and construction of new insulated curtains for…

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Two special volunteers

We are blessed with volunteer help from two long-time supporters of KNOM. Tom and Marian Braun from Colorado are spending two weeks at KNOM. Now retired, they travel the country donating their time to worthwhile charities. They drive their motor home throughout the United States, sometimes building homes for Habitat For Humanity, and they even lent a…

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Before the snow flies…

The hills throughout Western Alaska have seen their first frost of the season. Winter is fast approaching as everyone busily finishes up their summer projects. For some, it is freezing and canning berries; for others, it is putting away their fish and meat before the snow flies and the ground freezes. As we look forward to continued…

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Subsistence, studio fund progress, and prayer requests

The days are getting shorter, and the first freeze will be here very soon. Berry pickers are busy harvesting buckets of tasty treats, and the fish are finishing their runs. Some of the families in our listening area will spend this season canning, freezing, and processing meat, fish, berries, and greens. We all rely on…

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Preparing for winter

We broadcast 24 hours a day, and into our late summer weeks, it is still light well into the evening. There are many community activities to keep everyone busy, and away from the cities and villages, KNOM helps to create a positive way to make great family memories. These families are working together at fish…

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Wildlife and new arrivals

  Birds are nesting and salmon are moving upriver as muskoxen roam about, looking for food in small groups. Caribou and reindeer feed on the lush tundra, and bears sit riverside, ready for a fish feast. In Western Alaska during the summer, wildlife truly are both wild and lively – and, often, nearby, in close…

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