Gabe Colombo, KNOM - Nome

Gabe Colombo, KNOM - Nome

Nome residents continue wait for Quintillion high-speed internet

Residents of Nome continue to wait to access high-speed internet through Quintillion’s fiber-optic cable, though a handful of business customers are now connecting to it. Listen now

Norton Sound communities look to build commercial reindeer economy

Reindeer herding is becoming an increasingly attractive economic option for communities in the Norton Sound region. As winter sea-ice cover becomes more unreliable, the traditional practice of hunting for marine mammals is more dangerous. Listen now
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Nome Nugget newspaper under new ownership

As of last week, managing editor Diana Haecker and her husband, advertising manager Nils Hahn, now own the Nome-based newspaper. Listen now

Diesel fuel spills in Gambell after pipeline fails

In late June, a pipeline failed in Gambell causing an estimated 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel to spill, but the spill was only recently discovered, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Listen now

Alaska National Guard turns over rural armories for public use

The Alaska Army National Guard is handing over ownership of over 60 armories in rural communities, mostly to municipalities. Listen now

Coast Guard moves north for ‘Arctic Shield’ 2018

On Saturday, the Coast Guard opened its forward operating location in Kotzebue for the 10thyear of Operation Arctic Shield.

Scientists study spring transition in Bering Strait waters

The Bering Sea is getting warmer. That’s a pretty commonly accepted trend, and in Western Alaska, it looks like a lot less sea ice. But there are lots of details about how this affects marine life that we don’t really understand. Listen now

After a difficult year, scandal-plagued Iditarod seeks ‘new blood’

According to a press release, the board of the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) approved expanding its numbers from nine to 12 earlier this month. And several directors may step down.

With new report, CVRF continues its fight for more fish

The Coastal Villages Region Fund has commissioned a new report that it says is further evidence its federal fishery allocations are unfairly low. Listen now

Northwest Arctic Borough Village Improvement Fund projects being determined

The Northwest Arctic Borough's Village Improvement Fund could start distributing money for local projects this year. Listen now

U.S. military brings free “Arctic Care” to Northwest Arctic communities

People in 12 Northwest communities can get free health care services this week, thanks to the U.S. Armed Forces’ Operation Arctic Care, which happens every three years. Listen now

Alaska Native leaders imagine divergent “Arctic futures”

A recent conference in Nome brought together leaders from Alaska Native communities to discuss the challenges — and opportunities — facing an evolving Arctic. Listen now

Nicolas Petit claims decisive win in 2018 Kobuk 440

Nicolas Petit has claimed a decisive victory in the 2018 Kobuk 440. Petit finished the 440-mile race from Kotzebue to Kobuk and back three hours ahead of the next musher. Listen now

Unalakleet remains on boil water notice as search for leak continues

Unalakleet is still on boil water notice as utility workers continue to search for the location of a pipe break that caused the water tank to severely deplete. Listen now

Murkowski bill targets ocean acidification in rural communities

Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill in the Senate earlier this month to identify and assess coastal communities most affected by ocean acidification. Listen now

Iditarod to tighten race trail security, rewrite “gag rule”

The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) is taking steps to tighten security along the race route in the near future. Listen now

Marine biologists seek answers in a warmer Bering Sea

A group of marine scientists visited Western Alaska recently to discuss the results of a second bottom-trawl survey of the northern Bering Sea. Listen now

Keeping the Inupiaq language alive, through a website

It's now possible to learn basic Inupiaq online, thanks to a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Iditarod names Joseph Redington, Jr. 2018 Honorary Musher

The Iditarod Trail Committee Board of Directors has named Joseph “Joee” Redington, Jr. the 2018 Honorary Musher. Redington passed away in August and was the oldest son of Joseph Redington, Sr., often called the “Father of the Iditarod.” Listen now

AK: At Wales’ Kingikmiut Festival, dancing to heal

Last month, the community of Wales, in Western Alaska, hosted one of the biggest Alaska Native dance festivals in the state. 10 groups from around the region and as far as Anchorage flew in to the village over Labor Day weekend, to sing, dance, drum, talk — and heal. Listen now