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ETIPP Initiative Brings Energy Education and Expertise to Rural Alaska

Solar Panels in Shugnak

The Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) hopes to help rural and island communities in Alaska move to more sustainable energy sources through its Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP). This initiative provides technical support to communities looking to transform their energy systems through renewable sources. Haleigh Reed, Microgrid Project Manager at REAP, explained the objective […]

Norton Sound Residents to Receive $575 Utility Credit from NSEDC on Next Statement

A close-up view of a utility meter on the side of a Nome building.

Utility meter in Nome. Photo: Matthew Smith, KNOM. In an effort to alleviate economic pressures in the Norton Sound region, the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) is issuing a $575 energy subsidy for 2024. Residents can expect a credit on their upcoming utility billing cycle, an initiative designed to ease the financial burdens faced […]

NJUS to Host Community Energy Discussion on Nuclear Microreactor Technology

A power pole in Nome. KNOM stock photo. April 9, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director The Nome Joint Utility System (NJUS) will host a public discussion Wednesday, April 17 to provide information on the potential benefits of constructing a nuclear microreactor in Nome. This discussion seeks to build on a previous hearing held in August […]

The Cost of Living in Alaska

Gas Prices in Nome, Alaska, March 2016

Among the exceptional challenges of life in rural Alaska is its very high cost of living. Explore a few concrete examples of just how more expensive basic staples are in Alaska, compared to their Lower 48 counterparts.

At KNOM, the Future is Bright. Literally.

Pat Knodel installs LED lights

A new light source is shining within KNOM studios, and it’s an example of the modern, cost-saving technologies we’re hoping soon to implement in our studios expansion project.

2012 Financial Report

The fiscal year from July 2011 to June 2012 was unique for our mission; the year saw the transition of KNOM to a new, independent nonprofit entity (KNOM Radio Mission, Inc.), as well as the first steps in our studio annex project, the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. With your enthusiastic support, we finished […]