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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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Tundra to Table

It’s a food-focused edition of the volunteer audioblog: Karen talks about their victory winning a salmon filet and options for preparing it, Zoe reveals how they get fresh greens, and Gabe recounts his experiences at an Eskimo feast.

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KNOM News: Delving Deeper

Children hold a large cloth near a reindeer herd on a sunny day on the tundra.

The challenges of continuing Alaska Native subsistence traditions in the modern era have been highlighted in recent KNOM News stories — such as reports on ivory artworks and reindeer herding.

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