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Stars, Stripes, and Fun Delights

For over 115 years, Nome has proudly marked their annual Fourth of July parade. Legend has it that even soldiers stationed at Fort Davis once joined the festivities, marching down Front Street. The event features an array of street games catering to both kids and adults, including the High Kick and other indigenous Alaskan games. […]

Future Broadcasters Visit KNOM

Nome Elementary School’s 2nd grade class visited the KNOM station to learn about the world of broadcasting and understand the importance of radio in rural Alaska. Their introduction to broadcasting was done in their classroom where they recorded spots and time announcements for KNOM. During their time at the station, they took a tour of […]

Port Springs Back To Life

Sea ice finally melted free from Nome’s shores in late May. In the last few years, shorefast ice has receded as early as April 5 in 2019 and as late as May 30 in 2023. With the sea ice gone, the Port of Nome is free to resume the vital role it plays in the […]

Graduates Celebrate With Parade and Ceremony

Nome residents lined the streets to celebrate the graduation of the high school’s class of 2024. A parade of nearly 50 vehicles, elaborately decorated by the graduates, wound its way through the town’s neighborhoods, with graduates tossing candy to the cheering crowds. This annual tradition started during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to practice […]

Fun In The Midnight Sun

Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Nome enjoys nearly 22 hours of daylight on the summer solstice and celebrates with the Midnight Sun Festival. Saturday of festival weekend kicks off with a 5K run along the Bering Sea coast, with a gold nugget awaiting the first-place finisher. After the race comes the Midnight Sun […]

An Alaskan Treat: Blueberry Boy Bait

This recipe is from the late Lucie Okpealuk Trigg from Little Diomede, AK. Ingredients: Directions: Photo at the top: Straight out of the oven, Blueberry Boy Bait. Photo by Teresa Trigg, KNOM.

Dear Friend…(July 2024)

St Kateri Tekakwitha is known as the Lily of the Mohawks. She lived in the 17th century around the St Lawrence River. At age four, she survived a smallpox epidemic that claimed her family and left smallpox scars on her face. When she was 11, she met French Jesuit missionaries for the first time. Despite […]