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Now in the Forecast: Sea Ice

Two people, wearing heavy parkas, hold long poles with iron hooks at the end, standing on sea ice, with a large vessel in the background.

Information on the extent of ocean ice, especially close to shore, is essential for Western Alaska residents during the cold months. Thanks to you, listeners now hear this information as part of KNOM’s weather forecasts.

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Fast Sleds on the Sea Ice

A Nome-Golovin racer speeds from the starting line on his snowmachine

A blisteringly fast and frenzied snowmachine race captures the interest of Western Alaska listeners each March. Through your support, KNOM’s live radio broadcasts rally the region, enlivening the race for remote listeners cheering on loved ones.

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Race Season is Back

It’s the time of year for the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse the rural wilds of Alaska and captivate the attention of people across the state. Race season is back.

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Honey Buckets, Slow Internet

A skyline view of the community of Noorvik, Alaska, and the surrounding countryside

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.

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“Ice, Ice, Baby!”

Nome's coast starting to freeze over in December. Photo Credit: Karen+Lauren, KNOM (2016)

In Nome, the ocean is starting to freeze over, which means the KNOM volunteers are beginning to think about what they’ll be able to do, in the coming months, on the soon-to-be-solid Bering Sea.

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