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Teller Man Arrested for Terroristic Threatening

A Teller man has been arrested and transported to Nome’s Anvil Mountain Correctional Center following allegations of threatening to burn down a house, according to an affidavit from Alaska State Troopers. The affidavit reports that Chester Topkok, 26, was reported by his niece, Belinda Smith, who called Troopers on June 8 at 6:59 p.m. Smith […]

Double the Blessings!

Two priests wearing headphones sit in front of a radio microphone.

One of the most significant developments in the Western Alaska faith community this year, so far, has been the arrival of two priests who will be ministering to seven parishes in the region. Meet Fr. Thomas Sagili and Fr. Kumar Pasala.

From the GM’s Desk (February 2018)

Conversations of “hope, wisdom, and captivating joy” are happening in Western Alaska thanks to you, Margaret DeMaioribus writes in the end-note to KNOM’s February newsletter.

With NSEDC Contribution, Regional Wellness Center One Step Closer to Being Funded

The Nome hospital at dusk, viewed from the front, with light streaming through its windows.

On November 27th and 28th, NSEDC’s Board voted to provide millions in funds to a Norton Sound Health Corporation wellness center which will provide substance abuse treatment and detox services in Nome. Public relations specialist for NSHC Reba Lean says NSEDC’s $2 million donation will help fund the $14 million dollar multipurpose building.

Incidents of “Criminal Mischief” in Elim, Teller This Week

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

In Elim, Troopers received a report on Tuesday of an unoccupied dwelling being broken into. That same day, in Teller, Troopers responded to a report of vandalized vehicles. On Wednesday, Troopers were informed of a burglary and items being stolen from a Teller residence.