Producer Karen Trop, with your support, has brought the energy, spirit, and creativity of rural Alaska’s youth to the airwaves in recent months — as part of her “audio postcard” series “Dearest Alaska.”
Western Alaska’s lack of infrastructure and reliable basic services affect KNOM listeners profoundly. Through your support, it’s been a frequent subject of recent news stories.
Ready? OK! Get ready to hit the mat and talk school spirit with the Stebbins cheerleading team.
Peter Martin, the Water Plant Operator, says Stebbins will continue to limit water usage until their 500,000-gallon water tank is full.
While the water line is frozen, Stebbins will rely on hauling water to the washeteria so residents can continue washing their clothes, take showers, and drink water; but it is unclear how much water this will provide and for how long it can be sustained.
Join Davis, Tyler, Lauren and Karen as they discuss their initial experiences traveling to the villages of Western Alaska.
“If I feel like I’ve met with people and there is an emotional connection there and a relational connection, then to me, that’s a success… for me it was successful because I felt good, and I feel sad to leave,” said an intern of his experiences during the cultural retreat in Stebbins last week.
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.
Alaska State Troopers were notified of the break-in on August 16th in the community of Stebbins.
Our #FocusWesternAK series continues with a look at Stebbins, Alaska, in both summer and winter.