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The Nome Static, 2013 (All)

Our 2013 Portrait

KNOM 2013 Staff Portrait

Pictured above is the staff of KNOM Radio. Left to right: David Dodman, Rolland Trowbridge, Laureli Kinneen, Zachariah Hughes, Emily Bieniek, Dayneé Rosales, Tara Cicatello, Ric Schmidt, Laura Collins, Betsy Brennan, Kelly Brabec, Anna Rose MacArthur, Lynette Schmidt. From all of us – and from all of our listeners and the communities we serve –…

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A Step Forward for Our Studio

KNOM's new studio annex

Just before Thanksgiving, we received great news for our digital studios renovation project. The Rasmuson Foundation – a supporter of non-profit causes throughout Alaska – has awarded our mission a $50,000 grant for the construction and outfitting of our new studio space. The grant is matching, which means that we’ll receive the Rasmuson funds after…

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Thank you, Father Armand!

Ric with Father Armand

This Christmas, we offer our great thanks and a sincere “God speed” to a truly inspiring member of our staff: the Reverend Armand Nigro, SJ, who steps down as KNOM’s spiritual advisor as of 2014. We’ve felt blessed knowing that Father Armand – a devout, kind man with a long history of service in Alaska…

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To the polls

Election day at Nome's polling place, Old St. Joe's. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM file.

Like all across the country, voters in Western Alaska went to the polls on November 5th. In Nome, the items on the ballot were relatively few: a run-off contest for a city council seat and an advisory vote on whether to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote, albeit in an “off” year,…

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Gavel-to-gavel for AFN 2013

AFN 2013 dance performance

In late October, KNOM was proud to present live, “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of one of the most important annual gatherings in the state of Alaska: the Alaska Federation of Natives convention (AFN), which is held each autumn in either Fairbanks or Anchorage. For the many different Native communities of our state, AFN is an opportunity to…

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The departure of Bishop Donald

At Deacon Bob's ordination

Our Catholic supporters – especially those in the Upper Midwest! – may be interested to know that the Bishop of the Diocese of Fairbanks, of which Nome and its environs are a part, has just become the Bishop of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Bishop Donald Kettler, who served in Alaska for 11 years, was installed as…

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