In October’s episode of Dearest Alaska, we’re off to Wales to learn what making a qaspeq (kuspuk) is all about.
Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.
Irene Navarro and Charlotte “Jane” Kava are running unopposed for re-election. Aurora Johnson faces competition from Annabelle Cunningham, and Sherman Richard challenges Reggie Barr.
Maddie contemplates the line between dreams and reality when it comes to a recent trip to Wales.
Presenters link mental health and wellness in the Arctic to broader goals like economic development and the future of the circumpolar north.
Laura shares photographs from her first travel opportunities, including trips to Gambell, Wales, and White Mountain.
Ten thousand pounds of donated halibut will help four communities affected by this spring’s poor walrus harvest.
Wales is creating a polar bear patrol with help from the Alaska Nanuuq Commission, the North Slope Borough, the World Wildlife Fund, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Back in March, a family of four departed Nome from under the burled arch to start their trek up the Seward Peninsula. Listen to this KNOM profile featuring audio from their trip and reflections on all they learned.
Diesel fuel leaking from a storage tank along a road in Wales has been contained, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.ADEC says it’s unknown how much fuel was in the tank when the leak began.