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.
A whaling crew from Savoonga landed its second bowhead of the season this week.
With Alaska’s deficit nearing $4 billion, Foster says cuts are coming and they’ll have major repercussions for the Bering Strait Region.
The low-pressure storm system southwest of Saint Lawrence Island is not unusual for this time of year, but it is hitting Nome the hardest.
A new program on KNOM offers “audio postcards” from different places and different moments of daily life in Western Alaska. Learn more about the show Dearest Alaska.
The grant — worth nearly $500,000 — will go towards replacing outdated equipment at all 15 BSSD schools and the district office in Unalakleet.