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The Nome Static, September 2020

“Dear Friend…” (September 2020)

Presence is the source of transformation. Lasting change and good solutions happen in the context of relationship. The first line in our mission statement, Encountering Christ, means to experience His presence and allow it to transform us. Christ did not come to judge the world, but to set it right. His presence heals, restores, and…

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Running to Prevent Suicide

Long-distance runner Carol Seppilu has set an audacious goal for 2020: to run the full length of all three roads in Nome, an approximate distance of 229 miles. Seppilu and Sherri Anderson, the continuing care coordinator for Norton Sound Health Corporation’s behavioral health services, visited the studio. They discussed resources and help available to those…

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The Last Link in the Logistical Food Chain

The logistical process of bringing supplies to Western Alaska villages means you will not always find what you need at the grocery store. Shipping times mean fresh food spoils quickly, so canned and dry items are much cheaper to stock than fresh goods. Produce is often unavailable. For business owners, keeping village shelves filled can…

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‘Exchange’ Call-In Show Panel Discuss School Return

The superintendents of all the three school districts in KNOM country; Nome Public Schools, Bering Strait School District, and the Lower Yukon School District, gathered over the airwaves to share their plans for welcoming students and teachers back to school. The superintendents presented what this school year will look like. They were also available to…

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Unalakleet Patient Shares COVID-19 Experience

In one episode of Sikkulautaq (pronounced “sik-oo-LOW-tuq”), Amber Cunningham of Unalakleet shared her experience of catching COVID-19 while on a trip to Anchorage. The show is produced by Laureli Ivanoff, for Norton Sound Health Corporation. Cunningham described being surprised and amused at not being able to smell things that normally have a strong scent, like…

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