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KNOM Update News

Traveling Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, Six Active Cases in Norton Sound

By Davis Hovey | September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Norton Sound Health Corporation has announced a new case of COVID-19 in a regional resident who is currently outside of the Norton Sound region.

Nome’s Sexual Assault Kits Will Be Tested Faster Following $40,000 Donation

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kawerak, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and Norton Sound Health Corporation are all pitching in to pay for testing of Nome’s back logged sexual assault kits. The total funds equal $38,295.

Record Amount of Rain Drenches Nome and Surrounding Area

By Davis Hovey | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Nome’s climate records continue to be broken. The latest was the Goldrush City’s amount of daily rainfall, which was set at more than one and a quarter inches of rain earlier this week.

Nome Council Doles Out Additional School Funding, Hears Safety Concerns From Public

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Nome Common Council gave the local school system an extra $165,000 to cover COVID-19 costs. A significant portion of that will pay for personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.

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Profiles

With Art Exhibit, Former Nome Resident Addresses the ‘Collective Trauma’ of Indigenous Suicide

By Katie Kazmierski | August 16, 2019

An exhibit currently at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, Canada, aims to open dialogue on the prevalence of suicide in the far north. Sonya Kelliher-Combs, from Nome and based in Anchorage, is the artist behind the display called “Goodbye.”

Drumming ensemble outside on a sunny day

After 31 Years, A ‘Friendship Flight’ to Russia Is Still Illuminating — and Full of Red Tape

By Davis Hovey | August 1, 2019

What does it take to fly from Nome to eastern Russia? And how has the experience of the journey changed — or remained the same — in the 31 years since the historic “friendship flight” of 1988? That’s the subject of this installment of KNOM “Profiles.”

Daytime along a snowy street in rural Alaska

Abnormal Weather in Alaska Points to Larger Shift, Says Climatologist

By Davis Hovey | July 29, 2019

Unusually heavy snowfall, low sea ice, and warmer waters in the Bering Sea: the shifts in weather trends seen in 2019 are indicative of a larger change happening in Western Alaska, says UAF climatologist Rick Thoman.

Public Safety

Nome’s Sexual Assault Kits Will Be Tested Faster Following $40,000 Donation

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 18, 2020

Kawerak, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and Norton Sound Health Corporation are all pitching in to pay for testing of Nome’s back logged sexual assault kits. The total funds equal $38,295.

More Resources on the Way for Nome Woman Search, Potential Assistance from FBI

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 12, 2020

Local authorities in Nome are looking for all of the help they can get which includes Alaska’s new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person’s (MMIP) Coordinator, a new position created as part of the Trump Administration’s Operation Lady Justice.

COVID-19

Youth Leadership Retreat 2015, Unalakleet

DHSS Says School-Age Children Can Be Stressed from COVID-19 Pandemic, Offers Ways to Cope at School

By Sophia Desalvo | September 15, 2020

In the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ press briefing, held on Sept. 4th, public health professionals discussed concrete solutions to help children cope in such a difficult context.

Environment & Climate