An assistance center is open in Savoonga to bring state aid to residents whose homes were damaged by the latest Bering Sea storm.
Governor Walker’s disaster declaration will give nearly $3 million to Savoonga and Gambell to repair damage left from late 2016 winter storms.
Two storms of exceptional strength ripped through KNOM country at the end of 2016. They’re the latest reason why KNOM’s weather forecasts are so important — and why our mission is partnering in a new way with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
A total of 127 people received aid from the Red Cross.
State officials and the Red Cross were in Savoonga over the weekend, helping to assess the extent of local damage and weighing next steps for recovery from the New Year’s storm.
Preliminary reports suggest that St. Lawrence Island communities Gambell and Savoonga may have suffered different degrees of damage from this weekend’s storms.
Ora Gologergen was born in Gambell in 1916. Hear tales of her childhood from stories she shared during her 2008 interview in Savoonga.
This past weekend, teenagers from all over the Norton Sound region participated in Youth Leader Training. Packed into Unalakleet’s high school gym, the young leaders didn’t shy away from tough topics.
A Savoonga Village Police Officer reported Harlan Kingeekuk missing four days after he left on a four-wheeler to visit an archaeological dig site. He never made it to the St. Lawrence Island site; his body was recovered Thursday evening with signs of apparent hypothermia.
One of KNOM’s most popular recent stories concerns Savoonga, a community in our region that recently caught its second whale of the season.