Race leader Mitch Seavey is firmly in the lead of Iditarod 2017. Church bells made it official as he pulled into White Mountain late Monday.
On this week’s episode of “Elder Voices” from the KNOM Archive, hear White-Mountain-born Willa Ashenfelter describe village life she remembers as a child, particularly her fond Christmas memories. Tune in Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, only on KNOM.
Two stories this month, both about finding what was lost. Bethel elder Esther Green recounts her childhood, and the White Mountain Dance Group shares some of their newly-learned songs.
Alaska Army Guardsmen with the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment located the two men an estimated 40 miles east of Nome.
Alaska State Troopers received a report of several burglaries in the community on November 28th.
Steven Agloinga was born in White Mountain in 1926. Steven shares his story in a rebroadcast of Elder Voices from a 2004 interview with KNOM. Join KNOM every Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, for a rebroadcast of the beloved series Elder Voices.
White Mountain’s current, decades-old water tank is prone to leaks, which cost $8,000 and take two days to repair each time, says Yvonne Gregg, Utilities Manager for the community. A new water tank is expected to be installed this summer thanks to funds from NSEDC.
Through the 2016 Community Benefit Share program, NSEDC will give $150,000 to each of its 15 member communities. Diomede, White Mountain, and Unalakleet will receive additional funds to pay for specific community projects.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is coordinating the clean-up process of contaminated lands throughout the region and all over the State, including the clean-up of White Mountain’s oil drum storage site. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the entity responsible for the cleanup of this site, according to ADEC.
Troopers state the incident was started when a camp fire was left without being fully extinguished. Damages are estimated at $15,000.