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The Nome Static, April 2018

Listening to the Bering Sea

Bearded man stands in front of large map of Alaska

A new scientific study happening along Western Alaska’s coasts is all about listening — to the sounds of the sea, and to how those sounds are clues for long-term changes in the region. Your support brought to KNOM listeners the news of this fascinating undertaking.

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Snow, Snow, Snow!

Silver SUV automobile half covered in a snowbank along a snowy street in Nome.

In KNOM country, it’s been a year of heavy snowfall. A certain amount of snow is needed each winter for traditional sub-Arctic activities, whether subsistence hunting or village-to-village travel. But too much snow can cause problems.

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Norway’s Ulsom Wins Iditarod

At Iditarod finish line, musher interacts with race officials and smiles for press photos.

Last month marked another running of Alaska’s epic, 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. 2018 brought a fresh face to the roster of race champions — and saw KNOM volunteer alumni on the trail, both as reporters and even as a competitor.

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A Frantic Race on the Sea Ice

Racer on snowmachine (snowmobile), racing along the snow-covered, frozen Bering Sea near the shoreline of Nome.

It’s an intense race that changes minute-by-minute, and for three hours each March, listeners throughout Western Alaska hear all about it on KNOM, live, through your support. Learn about this year’s Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race.

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From the GM’s Desk (April 2018)

In “early spring in Western Alaska,” Margaret DeMaioribus writes in the end-note to the April newsletter, “KNOM’s constant presence is foundational” — and you are a friend and companion to Western Alaska “in moments big and small.”

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