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.
In a statement released last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it remains concerned about the commercial use of polar bear hides, but it says it won’t encourage the ban.
The sun is back, and the streets of Nome are bustling — with kids.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) was in Nome last week. The visit focused on one of the biggest toxic impacts in the Bering Strait: cancer.
Jay Leroy Levan has a pre-indictment hearing on Thursday. He faces three felony charges of third-degree assault and one misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
Last week, the Federal Subsistence Board voted to close Unit 23 to all but local caribou hunters. The closure will last for one year.
From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the Arctic village of Kiana, thirteen communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition.
This week, the Nome City Council began discussion on the city’s proposed vacant structure registry.