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.
“We were very pleased when he (President Obama) actually issued this executive order — that, among other things, it formally mandates that the federal government include us in deliberations that impact the marine environment,” said Melanie Bahnke, the President of Kawerak.
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.
Christmastime in rural Alaska is accentuated by the winter solstice, when days begin to brighten. KNOM programming reflects this time of birth, hope, and light, too.
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.
Join us at 10am Friday (10/28) for a rebroadcast of this week’s debate between four candidates for one of the Alaska seats in the U.S. Senate.
Last year’s winter was warmer than usual in western Alaska. This year, above normal snowfall may be headed our way.
Now passed in the US House and Senate, the WRDA bill could bring $1.4 billion to rural Alaska over the next five years.
“Any of them would be better than what we have… And it would cost less to do it yourself,” Mayor Blanche Okboak-Garnie said of three prototype water and sewer system demonstrations given at the WIHAH conference in Anchorage earlier this week.
A few months ago, KNOM’s Margaret DeMaioribus accompanied Nome parish priest Fr. Vince Burns on a day trip above the Arctic Circle: to the hub city of Kotzebue, Alaska.