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Not a Drop to Drink

Landscape of rural Alaska town on a sunny summer day

Your support enables KNOM to provide crucially-needed information to rural Alaska: such as when, earlier this year, two listening communities were placed on “boil water” notices because of concerns of tap water contamination.

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Update News: January 10th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Unusual trends with sea ice in the Bering Sea and across Alaska; Nome Common Council meets to hear proposals for NSEDC’s community benefits share program; Alaska Native languages could become officially recognized, pending current bipartisan efforts; http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-10-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: Monday, December 10, 2012

In Monday’s news: Investigators determine there is no oil spill near St. Lawrence Island; Red foxes have been sighted around Nome; Governor Parnell releases budget proposal, showing increased support for public safety programs; Local author, Claire Kennon, is raising awareness about domestic violence; Nome-Beltz High School wrestling team competed in State Tournament this past weekend.

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A more beautiful Nome

The KNOM news department has recently reported on beautification efforts made by the city of Nome: the “abatement” (or demolition) of a number of abandoned structures. In the small communities we serve, these small civic improvements can make a big difference in town pride and even public safety; on rare occasions, abandoned structures can become…

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A missing girl found, and the threats of fall storms

Recently, KNOM coordinated with the Nome Police Department to locate a missing 10-year-old girl who had disappeared on her way home from school. Just as we always do for all missing-person cases, we immediately began broadcasting announcements with the girl’s description and her last known whereabouts, in the hopes that someone in our listening range…

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