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Hope for the Journey

Miss Alaska, Rosemary Berg

“Just know that you are not alone… and that you are loved.” That’s among the many lessons of the incredible journey of the current Miss Alaska, Rosemary Berg, whose story was heard on KNOM thanks to you.

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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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Western Alaska Athletes Compete at NYO State Tournament

Apaay Campell of Gambell competes in the one-foot high-kick at BSSD's NYO Tournament in 2014.

Over the weekend the State tournament for Native Youth Olympics was held in Anchorage. A number of student atheletes from Western Alaska competed and placed in  a range of events. Gambell’s Apaay Campell held her top-spot in girl’s kneel jump, leaping all the way to 53 ¼’’. Bethel’s Sophie Poe got fifth place at just over…

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Re-connecting with family

Volunteer Eva DeLappe (pictured, left) had a special guest earlier this spring: her twin sister Sarah (right), who spent a week visiting Nome. The week included a special celebration: both sisters’ birthday. The two also co-hosted an on-air music show, went snowshoeing near Nome, and traveled together to the community of Unalakleet (YOU-nuh-luh-kleet) to report…

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