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Trust in God and Hope

Woman in white vest stands next to Alaska Native painting and shelves of vinyl records.

Vi Waghiyi has spent the last 15 years advocating for Alaska Native communities, expressing concerns about environmental pollution, especially in rural Alaska. Through your support, Vi’s fascinating story takes center stage in last month’s episode of KNOM’s “Story49.”

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Santa Comes to St. Michael

Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive at St. Michael

As volunteer Zoe Grueskin reported for KNOM listeners last month, Santa Claus traveled to the village of St. Michael this past Christmas with some special help. Reindeer are plentiful in the sub-Arctic, but in 2017, Santa made his deliveries on an Alaska National Guard cargo plane.

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Good Conduct(ing)

Gabe leads the Nome Community Chorus in rehearsal

First-year volunteer Gabe Colombo took the lead organizing, rehearsing, and conducting the Nome Community Chorus in its annual Christmas concert last month. It’s the latest example of KNOM volunteers getting involved and giving back to their community.

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Foresting a Treeless Town

"Nome National Forest" sign stands on sea ice with scattered trees and painted decorations behind.

What’s that on the sea ice off Nome’s coast? Shortly after Christmas, each year, the town creates its own “forest” made up of used Christmas trees. It’s a seasonal example of Western Alaska cheerfully making due and making the most of available resources.

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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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Stopping Suicide

Jacob Brouillette stands in front of an “Eagles” sports banner inside his school

“Go and do something worth talking about,” says a young man working with his peers to stem the high rates of suicide in Western Alaska. His story is featured in a recent episode of the KNOM series “Caught Doing Something Good.”

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