Local, collaborative meetings — between government officials, scientists, and community leaders — have spawned new “toolkits” designed to empower Alaska’s coastal communities to more closely monitor environmental challenges.
In these three stories from “Tales from Around the Woodstove,” we’ll visit camp, take a trip on an exercise bike, and even head on down to “The Love Conference.”
Bering Strait communities have a new online tool to share knowledge — and learn new information — that could prove useful in the event of oil spills or other threats to local marine life.
“I am interested in sharing my (Inupiaq) culture and its approach of human respect for everyone and everything.” Meet KNOM community deejay Niviaaluk Brandt.
In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
Thursday, around 3pm, APD homicide detectives located Martina Painter’s vehicle in a parking lot near University Lake Park in Anchorage. Ms. Painter was found deceased inside the car, its sole occupant; an autopsy on Friday confirmed her identity.
Suspects have been identified. The total number and names of those suspects have yet to be released, as Troopers continue their investigation.
A recent incident at KNOM’s AM transmitter site is but the latest example of the challenges of operating a radio station in a remote corner of the sub-Arctic.
KNOM AM/FM recently won an Alaska Broadcasters Association “Goldie” Award for its coverage of the 2016 Iditarod. As always, we’re honored to share the award with all whose support keeps KNOM on the air.
The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) sent a team to Nome last week to evaluate economic strategies for the Bering Strait Region.