A two-day workshop in Nome is bringing together village leaders, university researchers, and government officials to discuss climate change adaptation in the region.
Along with being registered, all vacant structures must be free of junk, graffiti, and properly boarded up.
With her time at KNOM coming quickly to a close, Emily takes to the mountains to clear her mind.
There was standing room only at Old St. Joe’s as 30 graduates from all over western Alaska accepted their diplomas.
In the fall, Nicholai will start at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His goal is to teach Yup’ik language and culture in rural Alaska.
The Department of Energy awarded federal funding to install panels in Kotzebue, Buckland and Deering, but decreasing the region’s dependency on diesel is easier said than done.
Alaska Native drumming, dancing, and song represent a “common heartbeat” and a “common humanity” for the region KNOM serves. Thanks to you, we helped bring to our listeners a vibrant example of these cultural traditions at a very special event: the 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival.
As springtime arrives in the sub-Arctic, the melting of our region’s ice cover is one of the clearest signs of the new season. It’s no surprise that ice — especially the lack of it — been a frequent subject of KNOM News’ recent stories.
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.
New light is beaming down on our mission these days: both indoors and out. Not only are Western Alaska’s daylight hours increasing rapidly, but we’re also continuing our initiative to replace our studios’ fluorescent lights with brighter and more energy-efficient LEDs.