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The Nome Static

Honey Buckets, Slow Internet

A skyline view of the community of Noorvik, Alaska, and the surrounding countryside

Western Alaska’s lack of infrastructure and reliable basic services affect KNOM listeners profoundly. Through your support, it’s been a frequent subject of recent news stories.

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An “Eskimo Ninja” Inspires

Nick Hanson scales a “salmon ladder” in his hometown of Unalakleet.

Through your support, a recent episode of KNOM’s Story49 featured a young man from Unalakleet, Alaska, whose training in Alaska Native Youth Olympic games helped turn him into a competitor on the nationally-televised show “American Ninja Warrior.”

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Gospel Truth

Thanks to your support, the faithful in Western Alaska can hear the weekly Gospel readings and the Word of God at Sunday Mass — even in the many communities where there is no local clergy.

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An (Ancient) Race Against Time

An archaeologist holds a large slate point in a grassy field

Rural Alaska is an exceptional place for archaeologists to make new discoveries. But in Shaktoolik, as KNOM’s Story49 recently chronicled, researchers are scrambling to uncover the past — before it’s lost forever.

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