Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome

Davis Hovey is a news reporter at KNOM - Nome. Hovey was born and raised in Virginia. He spent most of his childhood in Greene County 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville where University of Virginia is located. Hovis was drawn in by the opportunity to work for a radio station in a remote, unique place like Nome Alaska. Hovis went to Syracuse University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Broadcast Digital Journalism.

Nome-based non-profit hopes to revitalize Inupiaq with ‘language nest’

Coming to the region at the start of the new year is a “nest” project focused on Inupiaq language revitalization. A Nome-based non-profit organization called Inuusiq Inc., which started up this year, is spearheading the project. Listen Now

Galena to receive more than 1,000 acres of land from National Defense Authorization Act

Once President Barack Obama signs the national defense authorization act into law, the City of Galena will acquire a hefty plot of public land. 1,290 acres of land where the Campion Air Force Radar Station used to be located will be conveyed to Galena for the purpose of preventing future flood damage to the City. Listen Now

Community of Stebbins experiencing ‘water crisis’

The community of Stebbins has been experiencing an ongoing “water crisis” since the community’s water line froze in late November. Listen Now

North Slope schools expand curricula to ‘reflect ideologies of the Inupiat’

North Slope government and history is now part of high school graduation requirements for all North Slope Borough schools. Listen Now

Bering Strait School District unveils Fab Lab course in Unalakleet

At the Unalakleet School, a new class has been added to the curriculum for students that currently no other school in the Bering Strait School District offers. It’s called Fab Lab. Listen Now

Native artisans worry ivory bans in other states could reverberate in Alaska

In June, the federal government instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory. Listen Now

State plans to clean oil contamination from Alaska Native land

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) is coordinating the clean-up process of contaminated lands throughout the region and all over the State.

Quintillion project finishes breaking ground In Nome

You may have noticed some construction detouring traffic in Nome around 4th and Steadman Street the past couple of days. Those traffic flow changes were due to the laying of the last section of fiber optic cable for the Nome part of the Quintillion project.

Shishmaref community votes to relocate

As determined by Tuesday’s submitted ballots, the community of Shishmaref will relocate to one of two potential sites. According to the Associated Press, unofficial results were 89 in favor of relocating and 78 in favor of staying in place and protecting. Listen now

Swiss family sails around the world for climate change

The Pachamama Band, also known to a few as the Schwoerer family singers, are all members of one Swiss family that has been living at sea for the past sixteen years. They’ve been sailing around the world in a boat called Pachamama, educating people about climate change and re-strengthening humanity’s relationship with nature.