From a stranded seal to a dangerous hole in Yukon River ice, recent stories from KNOM’s news department offer a special glimpse into what makes Western Alaska so unique — and, at times, so challenging.
Nome’s City Council passed skeletal legislation for the sale of commercial marijuana within city limits.
Nome’s Mayor Richard Beneville, Port Director Joy Baker, and Port Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle traveled to the lower-48 to encourage Arctic development in Nome.
The group — made up of Mongolian social workers, shelter managers, and police officers — was here to learn how Alaska is addressing high rates of domestic violence.
The program would facilitate and fund professional development for current staff with the aim of “growing our own administrators.”
The goal is a new, two-story building across the street from the Norton Sound Regional Hospital. NSHC hopes to have plans totally finalized in the next year and a half.
Berkeley has worked for Nome Public Schools for 12 years — five as a teacher and seven as an administrator. He’s currently the district’s director of federal programs.
After attending a journalism workshop in Anchorage, Emily is reminded that KNOM is part of the bigger picture of statewide news.
This year, the City Council received 22 proposals. The funding requests add up to almost $290,000 — nearly double the donation available.
The Kuskokwim 300 starts this Friday, and Diana Haecker will be running the race for the first time.