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Archive for May 2012

June has arrived!

Well it is officially the month of June now, (one of my favorite months of the year!) and June in Nome seems to be the equivalent of March or April in the North East of the lower 48; cooler temperatures (think 40-50, 60 on a warm day so far), some nice bright sun, some rain,…

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Profile: E- Waste Recycling Returns to Nome

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…

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Update News: Thursday, May 31, 2012

In Thursday’s news: City manager recommends tabling city gold permit for this season; DNR and state agencies to meet with miners; Chefornak VPSO accused of sexually abusing a minor; Governor signs bill to extend film tax credits and drilling incentives; Nome collects e-waste this weekend.

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Update News: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge extends protest-free zone around Shell’s drilling vessels; The Nome School Board looks to boost attendance and will further examine attendance and tobacco policies.

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Elder Voices: Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. (encore)

Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. was born May 8, 1942 in Gambell and passed away June 16, 2011. In 2009, he shared memories and stories of growing up in Gambell before electric power and lights. He talks about helping his dad hunt seals and the community’s dependence on dog teams.

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Sounding Board: TV in Western Alaska

This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 31, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about the effects of television in Western Alaska. What kind of role does TV play in your life? Is it your go-to source for news and for what’s happening in the world? Do you think that TV is having a negative impact upon…

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Update News: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Pedro Bay men indicted on felony sexual assault charges; Moose tramples two girls in Eagle River; DNR turns down permit for offshore mining operation between Nome River and Cape Nome; Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to host cold water safety class in Nome; Heavy rains near Fairbanks boost flood chances.

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Signing off

Well folks, it’s been a wild and very rewarding two years. I haven’t wrapped my mind around it, but I am finishing my time at KNOM the first week of June. I’ve heard radio people on several occasions say that you never know what’s going to happen on live radio, and I think the same…

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