When chilly conditions threatened to sour Lemonade Day, young business owners bundled up or moved their operations inside.
Now in its fourth year in the region, Lemonade Day involved nearly 300 children around the Bering Strait last year, bringing in more than $6,500 in earnings and another $2,500 in donations.
In mid-March, amid all the excitement of Iditarod, KNOM rallied to cover another thoroughly Alaskan sporting event: a fast sprint race on snowmachines that captures the pride and attention of our region.
At the end of this successful season, over $4 million paid to fishermen in the Norton Sound region.
The Rasmuson Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization in Alaska, awarding $33,500,000 in grants in 2013—including a match-funded grant to this station for an expansion project. But in the last few years, only about 1% of that money has gone for projects in the Bering Strait Region.
As evidenced in their blog posts on this website, a tradition of community service, dedication, and creativity remains as vibrant as ever among our KNOM volunteers. Here are two examples.
New owners Norton Sound G-O LLC have an eBay listing for the former hospital. Bidding starts at $2.5 million for the 55,000 square-foot facility.
Emily came to Nome to tell stories. As the host of “Story 49,” she does just that. On a recent trip, though, she found that a KNOM volunteer’s service sometimes goes beyond connecting through the radio to making more personal connections in this vast but tiny part of the state.
Two days after the scheduled end of session and Alaska lawmakers are still wrangling with how they’ll fund public schools. And until the education question is…
The end of Iditarod 2013 is near. While in White Mountain, mushers are looking back at this year’s race and planning their final run into Nome.…