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Census Leaders Detail Plans for Counting Western Alaska

This spring, Bering Strait residents will be getting a knock on their door from their local census takers, or enumerators, who will be working to get an accurate count of their neighbors for the U.S. 2020 Census. The census happens every ten years and is meant to count every individual residing in the United States. […]

‘Dear Friend of KNOM…’ (December 2019)

“Babies bring blessings.” The beautiful chaos that ensues with the birth of a new babe bears witness to the grace of God infiltrating family. Grace and love not only grows, it multiplies. Jesus came to this world through family. He experienced the messiness and delight of everyday life while creating a conduit for humanity to […]

Native Fashion on Parade

A photo of a mother and daughter wearing qaspeqs.

Mother and daughter, Gwendalyn Trigg-Komakhuk and Kangisaq Payne Trigg, show off their ‘qaspeqs’ (also spelled as ‘kuspuk’). They are long hooded handmade shirts with pockets, at an indigenous fashion show and baby pageant held to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day at the Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC). Kangisaq won second place in the 1 to 3-year-old […]

Christmas on the Airwaves

A close-up picture of the Nativity set at St. Joseph Church in Nome.

One of KNOM’s most long-standing traditions is the annual Christmas Play. Decades ago, it was an opportunity for each of KNOM’s volunteer support nurses and doctors who weren’t usually on the airwaves to share in some radio fun. In recent years, the annual project has evolved to include as many voices from the greater community […]