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New leader for the mission

KNOM is pleased to welcome Miranda Musich as our new General Manager. To fill the role, the Board of Directors sought someone with a deep connection to Western Alaska, and that is what they found in Miranda. She has lived most of her life in Nome, and has been a lifelong friend of longtime General […]

New home for healing in Hooper Bay

A partnership between local native tribes and the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) recently opened a new child advocacy center in the village of Hooper Bay. The Bay Haven Child Advocacy Center will provide Hooper Bay and the nearby villages of Scammon Bay and Chevak with resources for people who have experienced domestic […]

Basketball builds bridges

Basketball is an institution in Western Alaska. Even after the regular season and state tournaments are over, Nome’s youth are ready for more. Nome-Beltz High School annually hosts a basketball camp for third through ninth graders; this year, more than 50 campers spent their evenings in the school gym in the last week of May. […]

Dear Friend… (July 2023)

Summer is a busy and festive time in Western Alaska. As the days grow to nearly 24 hours of full sunlight, people across the region take full advantage of each and every day. We need to catch salmon, pick berries, and stockpile supplies before winter sets in again in a few short months. But Alaskans […]

Frost and circumstance

On May 16, a procession of fire trucks, police cars, and privately owned cars snaked its way through the streets of Nome to the tune of “Congratulations” by Post Malone. The guests of honor at this particular parade were teenagers clad in caps and gowns. Through gravel streets and mounds of snow still left from […]