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Brevig Mission School Principal Receives Regional Award

Ginger Crockett, Principal of Brevig Mission School and 2024 Region 1 Principal of the Year. Photo courtesy of Ginger Crockett. Ginger Crockett, Principal of Brevig Mission School has earned the title of AASSP Region 1 Principal of the Year. Crockett has spent the entirety of her career in education serving students at Brevig Mission School, […]

Cultural Celebration Meets Education at Shishmaref’s Inupiaq Days

Adrian Pleasant and Shishmaref School Science Teacher Ken Stenek exchange words at halftime of a semifinal game at the Spring Carnival. Ben Townsend photo. The subtle squeak of sneakers and persistent percussion of bouncing basketballs permeate the halls of Shishmaref School as snowmachines from all over town- and region- lay idle in drifts of snow […]

Listening to the Bering Sea

Bearded man stands in front of large map of Alaska

A new scientific study happening along Western Alaska’s coasts is all about listening — to the sounds of the sea, and to how those sounds are clues for long-term changes in the region. Your support brought to KNOM listeners the news of this fascinating undertaking.

Easter, Loud and Clear

In the corner of a Catholic church, a rack of broadcasting hardware, such as a transmitter and CD player.

In 2018 and every year, your support helps bring Easter Mass to listeners in Western Alaska who do not have a priest to celebrate the holiday.

Young Broadcasters of the BSSD

The BSSD Student Broadcasting team in action in Unalakleet, monitoring and capturing the action of the village’s wrestling/cheerleading tournament.

The student broadcasters of the Bering Strait School District go above and beyond to bring local, beloved sporting events to their region. Their story made it to KNOM listeners through your support.

Trust in God and Hope

Woman in white vest stands next to Alaska Native painting and shelves of vinyl records.

Vi Waghiyi has spent the last 15 years advocating for Alaska Native communities, expressing concerns about environmental pollution, especially in rural Alaska. Through your support, Vi’s fascinating story takes center stage in last month’s episode of KNOM’s “Story49.”

Santa Comes to St. Michael

Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive at St. Michael

As volunteer Zoe Grueskin reported for KNOM listeners last month, Santa Claus traveled to the village of St. Michael this past Christmas with some special help. Reindeer are plentiful in the sub-Arctic, but in 2017, Santa made his deliveries on an Alaska National Guard cargo plane.

Good Conduct(ing)

Gabe leads the Nome Community Chorus in rehearsal

First-year volunteer Gabe Colombo took the lead organizing, rehearsing, and conducting the Nome Community Chorus in its annual Christmas concert last month. It’s the latest example of KNOM volunteers getting involved and giving back to their community.

Foresting a Treeless Town

"Nome National Forest" sign stands on sea ice with scattered trees and painted decorations behind.

What’s that on the sea ice off Nome’s coast? Shortly after Christmas, each year, the town creates its own “forest” made up of used Christmas trees. It’s a seasonal example of Western Alaska cheerfully making due and making the most of available resources.