Today marked the beginning of series of spots on KNOM from Nome-Beltz 8th grade students. The spots were written by students in Lynn DeFillipo’s writing class at Nome-Beltz Junior High. Every year, Lynn tasks her students with crafting unique stories about personal learning experiences from a special person in their life. Through a series of [...]
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This Friday and Saturday, Kawerak and Nome Eskimo Community are holding their annual e-waste event in Nome. Timed to work in conjunction with the City of Nome’s spring cleaning initiative, the event collects old electronics – ranging from computers and iPods to televisions and microwaves – and transports them to Seattle for recycling. The e-waste [...]
The Emmonak Women’s Shelter has been operating for 34 years and uses Yupik language and culture as the backbone of its program to protect women and children. But the shelter’s call volume and caseload has jumped this summer, just as their bank account has nearly run dry. Lynn Hootch was the shelter’s director from 1993 to 2005. She [...]
Friday’s editions of Update News and Profiles include stories on the Emmonak Women’s Shelter. You can connect with the shelter on their Facebook page; the shelter is accepting donations on PayPal and at the shelter itself: Emmonak Women’s Shelter P.O. Box 207 Emmonak, AK 99581 phone: (907) 949-1434
Ten men from Savoonga receive federal citations for selling raw ivory to non-Natives, violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act; Kuskokwim River contamination linked to the Red Devil mercury mine sparks community meetings with BLM; an Eagle River man treated for wounds from a grizzly bear attack; and retail hours at rural Alaskan post offices may be cut under a cost-saving plan by the postal service.
Ed Littlefield is the Artist in Residence at Nome’s Anvil City Science Academy. He’s been working with students for the past two weeks using a traditional Tlingit melody to teach music and performance art. The end product of the two-week session will be a performance that weaves together a Tlingit choir, body percussion, short performance [...]
The BOSS Project is the Bering-Okhotsk Seal Survey, and for the past month, they’ve been flying planes with specialized cameras over the Bering Sea. An international collaboration between NOAA Fisheries and their Russian counterparts, BOSS is using digital cameras alongside heat-sensing thermal cameras to take a population survey of ribboned, spotted, ringed, and bearded seals. John Jansen, a [...]
Nome’s Port Commission gets closer to a decision on where gold dredges and other vessels will dock this summer; the Alaska Historical Commission hosting a discussion today on how to revitalize Alaska’s Native languages; Port of Anchorage officials say no new construction planned for a third year in a row; US Coast Guard’s “Arctic Outreach” brings boat and water safety to Nome schools.
An Anchorage woman killed this morning after crashing her SUV into Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson entrance gate; Senate Finance Committee holds a special meeting to address high energy costs; 5 homes flooded, 20 more threatened at Manley Hot Springs; former director of Sitka’s Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center pleads guilty to stealing more than $17,000 in federal funds; with heavy damage between Miles 22 and 26, emergency repairs to the Nome-Council Road are underway; Bethel plans a memorial park to honor Alaska Territorial Guard.
Dina Sagoonick’s life growing up in Shaktoolik as a young girl was traditional, and in the ways that she and her family relied on dog teams, hunting, and trapping, it was a way of life that had sustained her ancestors for thousands of years. And yet her life was also uniquely full of change, a [...]
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