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KNOM Update News

Community needed for Nome campsite cleanup

By KNOM Radio | September 30, 2022 |

JT Sherman with Sitnasuak Native Corporation called on listeners for help cleaning up Nome campsites.

Federal officials visit Nome and region, prioritizing recovery efforts over next ‘three to five weeks’

By Davis Hovey | September 26, 2022 |

Representative Mary Peltola said, “it’s really incumbent upon all of us to do what we can on our end to make it as painless on residents as we can.”

Representative Mary Peltola, Senator Lisa Murkowski and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell visit Nome & Bering Strait region

By Davis Hovey | September 25, 2022 |

On Saturday, three prominent federal government officials were in Nome to survey the damage done by the significant storm that devastated Western Alaska. Hear the full interview on KNOM.org

Unalakleet’s boil water notice extended as work on main water line continues

By Davis Hovey | September 23, 2022 |

The City of Unalakleet now has a working generator to power its local water plant, but the community plans to be on a boil water notice for an extended period of time.

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Public Safety

Black and white image of helicopter on the ground.

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters on Sinuk River

By Miriam Trujillo | November 2, 2021

The watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th district command center received a call, at 11 p.m. on Oct. 28, informing them of overdue boaters in need of aid on the Sinuk River near Nome, Alaska. The watchstanders directed the launch of an aircrew, Oct. 29, to bring the boaters survival supplies, and a helicopter crew to rescue the boaters later in the day.

The beginning of the Shaktoolik coastal berm. Photo: Anna Rose MacArthur.

Shaktoolik Welcomes New VPSO

By Sean Milligan | July 29, 2021

Travis Savetilik stepped into the role of Shaktoolik’s Village Public Safety Officer on July 12. He graduated from the Alaska Law Enforcement Training program in Sitka a month earlier.


The Liitfik Wellness and Treatment Center will eventually live in a new, two-story building across the street from the Norton Sound Regional Hospital (pictured), according to NSHC President Angie Gorn. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

CDC reports racial disparity in COVID impact

By Miriam Trujillo | June 28, 2022

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (coauthored by a Department of Health and Social Services employee) found that Alaska Native people face disproportionate risks from COVID-19, compared to white residents in Alaska.

Environment & Climate