KNOM’s AM transmitter, now in its third decade of service, is nearing the end of its usable life. As multiple outages in recent months have shown, the time has come to replace it.
On December 19, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group voted to support changes to four different proposals on hunting regulations: most notably, the establishment of registration permit hunts within hunting units 21, 23, 24, and 26.
Christmastime in rural Alaska is accentuated by the winter solstice, when days begin to brighten. KNOM programming reflects this time of birth, hope, and light, too.
Thanks to your support, the faithful in Western Alaska can hear the weekly Gospel readings and the Word of God at Sunday Mass — even in the many communities where there is no local clergy.
At the beginning of each service year, our year-long volunteers spend a weekend in retreat, preparing for the challenges and joys of the year to come.
Davis, Tyler, Karen, and Lauren talk transportation: what mode of transportation they prefer to use, how they all arrived in Nome, and why they came here.
One of the last projects of KNOM volunteer Emily Russell, prior to her departure from Nome, was to compile a series of photographs of Stebbins, Alaska, which she visited twice in her ’15-’16 term. It’s part of our new series, #FocusWesternAK.
“Anyone who lives in Alaska knows it,” Tyler says. “Salmon has been, and always will be, a big deal.”
Our #FocusWesternAK series continues with a look at Stebbins, Alaska, in both summer and winter.
Recycling is a complicated and often-unwieldy — but still important — task in the Alaska Bush. That’s why we’re happy to spread the word about Nome’s annual e-waste recycling event — and why we participate ourselves.