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Dear Friend… (May 2023)

This month, people around the world pray for a rediscovery of evangelization. Since the broadcast model was first created in the early days of KNOM, the mission has been to evangelize by attraction. It starts with a smile and warm welcome: a recognition that all humans have beauty and dignity. Attractive ministry is kind, transparent, […]

Students ice fish for Elders

“They’re learning the traditional way of providing food on the table,” cultural educator Sandi Keller said. “Today’s catch is going to go to the Elders, which is also an Inupiaq value.” Second-grader Kanon Lewis explained why he likes to fish and give the catch to Elders. “To be kind and nice,” Lewis said. “It’s important […]

After Iditarod ends, business owners take stock

With mushers, dogs, visitors, and tourists back at home, shop owners and artisans shared their thoughts on Nome’s tourism revenue from after the 2023 race — traditionally, one of the busiest tourist seasons of the year.  “There were a lot more people in town, especially after last year’s Iditarod,” city manager Glenn Steckman said. “The […]

Family and friends celebrate home-grown basketball skills at state

“Nome, it’s a community built on basketball, and the love of basketball,” Rose Gray said. “There’s a lot of camaraderie and brotherhood. It’s just a big family.”  Gray helped organize a watch party in Nome so friends and family could see their very own high school basketball players compete in the state tournament without an […]

Community rallies to support injured Nome-Golovin racer 

After a crash during this year’s Nome-Golovin snowmachine race left contestant Ivory Okleasik paralyzed, the community has come together to support her.  “Ivory is one of the most kindhearted young women that I know,” her friend EJ Rochon said. “When I first moved to Nome, I was alone, and she said she saw me in […]