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Sun, Sun, Sun

The sun hangs low over the Nome port, past midnight on a June evening.

Summertime brings to KNOM country the endless sunlight for which Alaska is famous. On the summer solstice, the sun will shine above Nome’s horizon for nearly 22 hours.

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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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“Ice, Ice, Baby!”

Nome's coast starting to freeze over in December. Photo Credit: Karen+Lauren, KNOM (2016)

In Nome, the ocean is starting to freeze over, which means the KNOM volunteers are beginning to think about what they’ll be able to do, in the coming months, on the soon-to-be-solid Bering Sea.

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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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