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Archive for June 2012

White Mountain Village Trip

Hello, This week I had the opportunity to travel to the village of White Mountain and work on the next edition of my show Village Detour, a show where I put a single village in the spotlight and dedicate an entire hour to the song requests, dedications, and native music of the people living there. …

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Update News: Thursday, June 14, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Exxon Mobil tells Alaska’s Senate Judiciary Committee it’s on track to develop part of the Point Thomson oil and gas field; Senator Lisa Murkowski challenges top Pentagon officials about plans to remove F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base; Nome City Council passes budgets, Snake River regulations; A federal judge set to hear…

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Alumni Memories: On December, in June

KNOM Radio Mission stands on the shoulders of all the volunteers that have come before. For one, two or three years they give of their time and talents to enrich the airwaves and the mission of KNOM Radio. As they move on, volunteers take with them a wealth of experiences, memories, and relationships. Former volunteer…

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Update News: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Unalakleet’s Zoe Ivanoff dies in a car crash on Seward Highway after fleeing the scene of an hour-long traffic stop; Rolling closures for subsistence fishermen on the Kuskokwim River go into effect this week; State officials revise the amount of diesel spilled into Chiniak Bay off Kodiak; the Coastal Management ballot initiative…

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Profile: Rock Creek Transfer

With the purchase and sale agreement of the Rock Creek Mine between NovaGold and the Bering Straits Native Corporation, BSNC hopes to bring the mine back into production, albeit on a much smaller scale. The transfer includes the mine itself, the mill, and the claims that NovaGold has in the Rock Creek area. BSNC President…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: With the purchase of the Rock Creek Mine, BSNC plans to bring the mine back into production (hear more in Tuesday’s Profile); Stubborn ice conditions mean no processor for the 2012 Norton Sound commercial herring fishery; Alaska plans to seek waiver from provisions of No Child Left Behind; A warm, dry spring…

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Warmer weather and a transmitter update

The temperatures have risen to almost 70 degrees! We are blessed with warmer temperatures and, at times, sunshine. We have great news. At the end of April, volunteer engineer Les Brown, longtime Alaska radio engineer Chuck Lakaytis, and maintenance specialist Rolland Trowbridge installed dynamic carrier control equipment at our AM transmitter site.

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Profile: Preserving and Revitalizing Alaska’s Native Languages

The Governor has until December to name members to the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council. The group will be made of language experts from around the state who will advise the governor and legislature on language policy. Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, the director of the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska…

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Update News: Monday, June 11, 2012

In Monday’s news: NovaGold signs Rock Creek purchase and sale agreement to BSNC; Oil spill near Kodiak near important subsistence salmon habitat; Gov. Parnell has until December to appoint native language council members (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Eagle River hiker mauled by grizzly; North Pole to host 2012 world mushing and skijoring championships.

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A Deeper Rest

Our inspirational spot of the week: Sometimes, faith must learn a deeper rest, and trust God’s silence when He does not speak.

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