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.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) was in Nome last week. The visit focused on one of the biggest toxic impacts in the Bering Strait: cancer.
The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation awarded Savoonga’s health aides the 2016 Distinguished Providers award for their resilience and strength in emergency situations.
Savoonga’s second whale of the season draws Emily out to an island that she never thought she’d get the chance to visit.