Recent Snapshots of Our Region
Your support for KNOM — in concert with a sponsorship agreement with a regional airline, which offers us free flights throughout the region — allows our volunteers to do vitally-needed travel to the isolated communities our radio signal reaches.
Here are just a few examples: snapshots of the heart of Western Alaska through the lens of recent work trips taken by newly-arrived news volunteer Laura Kraegel.
Laura originally posted the photos above and below on another blog post on this website (found here). From top to bottom: an overview of the coast near Wales, Alaska, where Laura traveled to report on a new safety patrol to monitor the movements of nearby polar bears; White Mountain, one of the villages closest to KNOM and, in March, one of the final checkpoints of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; fish caught with a seine net and, after filleting, drying on a traditional fish rack, both in the eastern Norton Sound, just up the Bering Sea coast from Nome; and, last, an overview of Gambell, Alaska, the same community where Kristin Leffler also traveled to report on ACAT’s special community course.
As we hope you’ll agree from these pictures, rural Alaska is truly an incredible place! For more, see Laura’s blog post “Travelogue.”