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‘Dear Friend of KNOM’ (October 2018)

“An inspired effort to set aside fear to work toward good changes the conversation from ‘I cannot’ to ‘we can’…” Read the introduction to the October newsletter.

From Nome to Rome

Lisa Lynch, wearing a deep red parka and other regalia, stands on a busy Front Street in Nome.

A determination to become an Egyptologist has taken one exceptional Nome college student halfway around the world. Her struggles and successes were featured in a recent episode of “Story49.”

Thespian, Musician, Freshman

Nome youth Andrew Hafner during a local production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Nome resident Andrew Hafner is the latest Western Alaska youth to be “caught” in the KNOM series “Caught Doing Something Good.” Andrew’s contribution to his community is through the arts. He’s an accomplished actor and musician, and he’s only just entering high school.

Efficient Transmitting

Man with white beard sits at a bank of computer screens inside a radio studio.

Just two months since the installation of the new Nautel AM transmitter, the mission is already realizing significant energy savings.

A Feathery Puzzle

A landscape of a sun setting over the ocean, with flying seabirds in silhouette in the foreground.

Why are seabirds in Western Alaska dying? Recent scientific inquiries have brought researchers to the region, as KNOM News has reported.

The New Class

Two women, wearing autumnal jackets, stand next to a cabin situated among high grass along a rural Alaska coastline.

Current volunteer fellows Katie Kazmierski and Emily Hofstaedter are just back from a start-of-year retreat with KNOM staffers and board member Father Ross Tozzi. This time of reflection is a precursor for their year of service.

10 Years Ago

Dozens of people on a beach help pull a boat onto shore.

Relive a dramatic snapshot of Western Alaska life from just before the 2008 Kingikmiut Dance Festival in the village of Wales.