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Archive for May 2012

Update News: Monday, May 7, 2012

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.

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Update News: Friday, May 4, 2012

Puzzle Project to find out why Alaska Native smoking rates are high and to find ways for more effective prevention; Nome School Board to vote for contract for new HS principal; Lemonade Day this Sunday; FAA seeks $650,000 in fines against Alaska Air and Horizon Air.

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Caught Doing Something Good: James Olanna of Brevig Mission

In Brevig Mission, a recent high school graduate has taken the transition out of school and into the community in stride. Since receiving his diploma, James Olanna has been hired by the school as a para-educator and spends much of his free time coaching basketball and organizing community events in an effort to give incentive for…

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Village Detour

This past week I had the opportunity to visit one of the native villages in our listening region.  The village of Wales is just about 45 minutes away from Nome by plane, and its population numbers around 150 people. I stayed overnight, sleeping at the public school, which has about 40 students, 13 in Junior…

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Profile: The Muskox Cultural Exchange

This Saturday in Nome, a special meeting will take place, bringing together cultural experts from across Western Alaska: knitters, hunters, spinners, carvers, guides, and others. They’ll be coming from Nunivak Island, Wales, Shishmaref, Unalakleet, and elsewhere to talk and share information about all things muskoxen: hunting them, what to do with the meat, the hide,…

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Update News: Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nome Gold now owns 11.5 thousand acres north of Nome and have begun excavating; Nome hosts Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance summit; Nome Elementary’s Principal Keller says today’s parents less sure of roles as parents; musk ox cultural exchange workshop this Saturday.

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Want to volunteer? Apply today.

So you’ve been reading through this blog for awhile, thinking, “Wow, this looks like an amazing opportunity. I wish I’d put in an application.” Well, it is. And you can still apply! We have one position open on our volunteer team for 2012-2013. APPLY TODAY. Join KNOM’s small team of volunteers and staff. Take part in the…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nome Planning Commission takes heat from offshore miners over proposed mining permit; 60 new DNR permits issued for state waters offshore of Nome; Gov. Parnell to sign legislation providing more than $50 million in additional funding for K-12 education; Nenana Ice Classic tripod stopped clock on winner’s 55th birthday.

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Update News: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Flood waters at Manley Hot Springs recede, wells contaminated; House adjourns special session; Gov. Parnell establishes AK National Guard Day; Anchorage toddler dies after being run over by minivan; 16-year-old pilot crashes Super Cub on take-off; Apaay Campbell and Stuart Towarak take home gold from State NYO.

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It’s Melting

After a couple false starts, spring is in full swing. With light until midnight and temperatures hitting 40 degrees, the snow is rapidly disappearing. I took the opportunity to hike a nearby hill with my friend Wes. The hike is pretty straightforward: walk uphill and try to avoid the deep snowfields. That said, we were…

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