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BSNC announces announces new President and CEO

Bering Straits Native Corporation, the Alaska Native corporation that represents much of the Seward Peninsula and islands in the Norton Sound, announced Cindy (Aġnaqhiq) Towarak Massie as President, and Dan Graham as the new CEO. BSNC announced in a press release on Monday (Dec. 11) that the Board of Directors made the decision to split […]

Disaster declaration announced for Little Diomede by Gov. Dunleavy

Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a disaster declaration for Little Diomede in a press release last week (Friday, Dec 8), in response to the partial collapse of the city building at the end of November. The shifting of the building caused the school to close indefinitely and switch students to online learning. According to the release, […]

School on Little Diomede closed indefinitely due to safety concerns

Little Diomede

The school on Little Diomede Island is closed indefinitely after the city building partially collapsed into the school Sunday morning (Nov 26). That’s according to a Facebook post by the Diomede School late Sunday night. Students will now be attending school by video conference.  Bering Strait School District (BSSD) announced the closure of the village’s […]

City of Diomede building slides into school

Little Diomede residents are fearing for safety and utilities after the city building partially collapsed into the school on Sunday morning (Nov 26). No injuries have been reported according to Jen Wallace, an emergency management specialist for the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC).  The village experienced a power outage lasting over two hours following the […]

Thanksgiving gratitude, messages from listeners

KNOM listeners and followers shared messages of what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. “I’m thankful for family especially, friends here in there throughout the state and beyond. I’m happy for all health care professionals that work so hard to help us stay healthy. And again, I’m thankful for friends and family foremost.” Bernard from […]

Crafters from Western Alaska prepare for gift-giving season

Two small business owners rooted in Western Alaska have spent hours preparing for a busy holiday season. As consumers gear up for gift-giving during the holidays, they have the chance to shop local and support small businesses. For artists with small businesses, the holiday season kicks off well before the temperature starts to change. Two […]

Gobbling up the budget: The high price of Thanksgiving in Nome

The national price of Thanksgiving dinner for ten people this year is expected to cost about $62, or $6.20 per person. That’s according to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation released earlier this month (Nov 15).  The findings come from a survey conducted the first week of November (1-6) by “volunteer shoppers” who […]

New report says more work needs to be done to reduce rates of lung cancer

Alaska is falling behind in multiple areas regarding lung cancer according to a report released on Tuesday (Nov 14) from the American Lung Association. The report revealed shocking statistics about early diagnoses of the disease in the state, and experts say more work needs to happen to reduce the rates of lung cancer.  Alaska ranked […]

Elevated waters to continue throughout Tuesday in Western AK

A storm slamming Western Alaska is expected to continue through tomorrow night (Tues, Nov 14). Nome has now had two days of intense winds and heavy snowfall that is part of a winter storm expected to continue through tomorrow morning according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Snow showers have blanketed Nome with over […]