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Western Alaskans speak out about bycatch issue

In recent years, the salmon count in Western Alaska has changed a great deal. This summer and last, there was no subsistence fishery on the Yukon river. Locals have spoken out about the decimation of a primary traditional food source. At the same time, Bristol Bay has seen record numbers of sockeye salmon runs for […]

Air meter installed at KNOM as record smoke reaches Nome

Nomeites were left scratching their heads this summer, as they — and a vast swath of the Norton Sound region — woke up to a town blanketed in smoke. But, there was no known fire anywhere even close. “It’s like you’re in a wood stove, that’s what this was like,” said climatologist Rick Thoman, who […]

Anchorage studio operational

After nearly a year of equipment research, and many weekend and evenings hours, KNOM’s new studio in Anchorage is now operational! The project is a direct result of generous earmarked contributions from people all across the country. We cannot say a “thank you” big enough. One story stands out. Just as the required technical specifications […]

Dear Friend… (September 2022)

During times of change or difficulty, it is important to speak up, listen, and participate in building a strong community. In Scripture we read the story of Esther. She was called upon by God to speak and act on behalf of her people at a critical time. Because of her courage, God’s people survived. Alaskans […]