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Native Youth Olympians

Native Youth Olympics high-kicker, seen in a three-image series successfully kicking a suspended beanbag in a high school gymnasium.

Native Youth Olympics (NYO) events — like the Eskimo stick pull, seal hop, kneel jump, scissor broad jump, and high kick — all connect to skills needed for subsistence.

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BSSD Art in Juneau

“Alaska’s Heart Through Student Art” featured artwork from four students in the Bering Strait School District. In late March, these creative representations of life and culture in Western Alaska were displayed in Juneau.

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Too Little Ice, Too Much Snow

A landscape image of the Bering Sea coast near Nome, showing open water and scattered icebergs.

Western Alaska temperatures have been trending higher, coastal sea ice cover is far below normal, and storm after storm has brought one of the greatest snow accumulations in Nome history.

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Bishop Chad Visits Nome

Bishop smiles at camera while seated inside radio studio behind microphone.

Bishop Chad Zielinski recently visited Nome, and KNOM studios, as part of a tour of parishes throughout the Diocese of Fairbanks, which includes the far-flung parishes of Western Alaska and the KNOM listening area.

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A Win for Western Alaska

The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race returned to Alaska for its 47th running last month. After 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes, and 6 seconds, Bethel musher Pete Kaiser became the first Yup’ik person to claim an Iditarod championship.

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