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Our Mission

Life advice from poster in a California shopping center. I think it was advertising perfume.

California

 “Take I-80 East. Keep right,” the automated female voice instructs from the gps as my Dad jerks the wheel and the car careens onto the interstate.…

Exploring an abandoned mining camp at Dorothy Falls on Sunday night

Winter to Spring

“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.

Betsy with fundraising thermometer, May 2014

Closer to our goal!

Our goal – to raise $1 million for our digital studio expansion and renovation project – is a few notches closer to reality, thanks to the continuing generosity of so many supporters.

Walk for Life, Nome, Alaska

Blogging about service

As evidenced in their blog posts on this website, a tradition of community service, dedication, and creativity remains as vibrant as ever among our KNOM volunteers. Here are two examples.

Totally got this!

Stuck

It’s a rite of passage for rural Alaskans: getting your car stuck in the mud. Tara relates her experience – and finds that getting stuck can have its upsides.

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

A Picture and a Thousand Words

Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?