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Humbled by Nature

View Outside of Nome

“I never really understood what it meant to be humbled by nature until I came here,” Tyler reflects. Join Davis, Karen, Lauren, and Tyler as they discuss the impact the Western Alaskan environment has had on them.

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Singing Nome’s Praises

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

“If you live in Nome, you always have a song in your head,” Lauren observes. She and volunteers Davis, Karen, and Tyler recall the 2016 folk fest in their latest audioblog episode.

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Farewell to Our ‘16 Volunteers

Our 2015-2016 volunteers: Maddie Winchester, Emily Russell, Laura Kraegel, and Mitch Borden.

Summertime at KNOM is a bittersweet confluence of happy greetings and difficult goodbyes. This month, we’re saying a final “Godspeed” to the four outstanding people who’ve just departed Nome for points south: our 2015-16 volunteers Maddie, Emily, Laura, and Mitch, who consistently went above and beyond in serving the people of Western Alaska this year.

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New Beginnings

Emily, Davis, Tyler, Lauren, Karen, and Mitch

“The feeling getting off the plane, bathed in pre-solstice midnight sun, is most closely relatable to the feeling one has at the peak of a rollercoaster. It’s fear, excitement, elation, and a complete willingness to plunge into the unknown,” Tyler says.

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Volunteers, Past and Future

KNOM Volunteer Alumnae

It’s the time of year when we’re recruiting for the next class of KNOM volunteers, the lifeblood of our daily efforts in rural Alaska. As we prepare for future generations of KNOMers, we’re also reminded of the lives that have been changed, and special connections forged, during more than four decades of volunteer service in Nome.

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Warm Winter Greetings

Elders in Stebbins, Alaska

Volunteer news reporter Emily Russell recently returned from two special places well within KNOM’s listening range, Stebbins and Koyuk, Alaska, both of which welcomed her warmly: with hospitality, stories, and fish.

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