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Archive for June 2012

June 1968: Making a dormitory

June 18, 1968 Br. John Huck, SJ and volunteer carpenter Tom Karlin are tearing into an old World War II Army refrigeration building to convert it into a 5-room volunteer dormitory.

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Southeast Winds Needed for 2012 Norton Sound Herring Fishery

Thanks to the still-lingering ice in the southern Norton Sound, this weekend will most likely be a long one for the fishermen and the buyer in the Norton Sound herring fishery. The processors in the fishery – Icicle Seafoods – will decide Monday whether or not they’ll stick around. The Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation…

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Profile: The Evolving National Guard

As the military’s mission evolves, the National Guard wants to boost the western Alaska force and establish stronger operations at home. Brigadier General Mike Bridges, the commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, says this is for purposes of national defense and local preparedness. Hear from General Bridges, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Miley, the commander of…

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Update News: Friday, June 8, 2012

In Friday’s news: Forty-year land dispute between BSNC & State of AK to be settled with President Obama’s signature (read the full story); Native Village of Teller one of four tribes to receive help in clean energy; National Guard wants to boost Western Alaska force (hear more in Friday’s Profile); Unalakleet writer Mattox Roesch and…

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Longstanding BSNC & State of AK Land Dispute Close to Settlement

Forty years after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was passed, the Bering Straits Native Corporation and the State of Alaska should finally put behind them a land dispute. On Tuesday, the full Congress passed The Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act – a settlement between the State of Alaska, the Bureau of Land Management…

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Caught Doing Something Good

Caught Doing Something Good, or CDSG for short, is KNOM’s newest show that began airing this past February. To date, 6 episodes of the show have aired and, like Elder Voices, another show on KNOM, it airs once a month. I came up with the idea for the show one winter afternoon after hearing a…

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Profile: Lunch Fast for Hunger

In commemoration of National Hunger Awareness Day, the Nome Food Bank is encouraging Nomites to join them today for a Lunch Fast for Hunger. Instead of eating lunch at home, or going out to eat, the fast organizers are asking the community to participate in the lunch time fast and take the money they would…

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Update News: Thursday, June 7, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Yiki Kim sentenced to three and a half years in prison for striking 11-year-old Jamison Thrun with her SUV; Kalskag’s Michael Hetherington arrested for domestic violence assault, weapons misconduct after punching a woman and firing rounds into his vehicle; First opening of sockeye salmon fishery sees many Area M seine vessels sit…

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Update News: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Sentencing hearing underway for woman who struck and killed Jamison Thrun; Eek man charged with attempted murder in stabbing; Nome Planning Commission tentatively approves West Beach campground; Congressional delegation calls for federal whaling catch limits if IWC does not renew current quotas; Norton Sound Health Corporation receives $2 million to address staffing…

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Collecting Two Years

You can collect a lot of stuff in your year(s) at KNOM. Coming up to the homestretch here – less than three months before my second year ends and I make my own exit – I’ve reflected on some of the things I’ve accumulated since arriving in August of 2010. First up, books. Nome is…

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