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Whales!

The temperatures are hovering in the low-50s, and our region’s families are fishing, hunting, and preparing to gather greens and berries. They are also listening to KNOM. The radio is a constant companion for thousands of Alaskans, and if they could, they would thank all who make this radio ministry possible! Last week, KNOM staff covered a…

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Ice, Ice Baby

That’s right. Ice. And lots of it. One thing that’s unique to Western Alaska – it gets so cold that the sea freezes. Now that the summer temperatures are here, and the ocean is pretty much back to what I saw when I first arrived to Nome, I can’t help but think that there is…

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A look back: a village trip in ’08

Travel by KNOM volunteers to the communities we serve has long been an essential part of our mission; thanks to the sponsorship of a regional air carrier, our flights to these communities are usually free. The photos above offer a glimpse into a special trip five years ago, when volunteer Danielle Sylvester ventured to Wales,…

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Sounding Board: Trash

Researchers are finding more and more garbage on the Arctic Sea floor. How do we stop this from happening? What are the best ways to dispose of garbage – to keep our environment, and ourselves, healthy? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 31, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about trash. How do you dispose of trash? Does your…

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Update News: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Changes in ocean’s pH levels from greenhouse gases affecting Alaska; Alaska health officials reporting sharp increase this year of pertussis, or whooping cough; Tugboat stuck on rocks near St. Michael since October not removed yet; Kaatiluta taking place Saturday in Nome.

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Update News: Monday, June 25, 2012

In Monday’s news: Two people found dead following a Friday house fire in Galena; A 4 year old boy dies from injuries after falling off a bulldozer driven by his father; State biologists say low king salmon returns are likely a result of problems in the ocean, not freshwater; Norton Sound crab fishermen could make…

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Update News: Thursday, May 24, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Rep. Joule won’t seek re-election; South African gold company and leading diamond firm announce plans for their 20-mile long stretch of 26 leases offshore; Suicide prevention training required for school personnel; Late sea ice break-up has herring fishery managers biting their nails.

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Update News: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Oil and oily water spill at BP North Slope facility; Evergreen to begin flying mail to Diomede today, full service should resume soon; Redistricting plan approved; Increased ship traffic adds pressure for NOAA, surveying ocean bottom and mapping

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