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Archive for April 2012

Update News: Monday, April 30, 2012

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.

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Update News: Friday, April 27, 2012

Alaska Senate adjourns special session, house decision expected today; local researchers continue diseased seal investigation; Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook seeks local input to improve forecasts; and Nenana Ice Classic produces record jackpot.

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Will this computer last five years? Obsoletely!

I was comfortable growing up in the 1990’s because technology was simple enough then. At the rate that technology advances, I’m fearful we’ll all be living in space ships by sometime next week -I’m not really cool with that. I don’t own a cell phone, I’ve never sent a text message (other than the occasional disasterous…

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Regional Conference A-Go-Go

The Kawerak Regional Conference is happening this week in Nome. It’s when a lot of residents from the Norton Sound and Bering Strait meet up to talk about a whole host of issues that affect their lives and communities. It’s also a time when people and organizations operating in the region – the Coast Guard,…

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Update News: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gov. Parnell pulls oil taxes off special session call; body of Tanana snowmachiner found yesterday; Coast Guard to be in Arctic this summer as shipping increases; new partnerships and money creating momentum in establishment of Norton Sound hatchery; retiring Kawerak president Loretta Bullard honored last night.

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Update News: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nome Public Schools offering reward for information on break in at Nome Beltz; Nome School Board passes 2013 budget, requesting an additional $906,000 from city; Liitfik is planned name of NSHC’s wellness center, offering detox and substance abuse treatment; Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum to reevaluate whether artifacts found at Snake River Sand Spit from a camp or village.

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Elder Voices: Dina Sagoonick

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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Update News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Councilman Anderson questions Mayor Michel’s decisions on GO bond for causeway extension; Nome Port Commission tasked with accommodating increased vessel traffic in harbor; Diomede residents may again get weekly helicopter service; Nenana Ice Classic over, clock stopped at 7:39 p.m. Monday.

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Update News: Monday, April 23, 2012

Nome Public Schools search is on for HS Principal, Bridges backs out after salary information corrected; Nome Common Council consider a contract to hire Berkowitz as energy consultant; Nome Federal Building sells for $1.7 million; no new support for Gov. Parnell’s oil tax plan.

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Update News: Friday, April 20, 2012

Local fishermen ask Nome Port Commission for support and space this summer; Legislature passes bill addressing in-state sex trafficking; Senate restarts gasline discussions; Holy Cross native corporation expresses support for city council; and Shishmaref sled dog races begin.

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