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Archive for July 2012

Transition

It’s a time of transition at KNOM. Volunteers are packing up and leaving, their rooms a blank canvas of bed, desk, and dresser, awaiting a new occupant to make it his or her own. Schedules at work are shifting as people segue into new positions while awaiting new faces. Even the weather is changing, from…

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Bird Flu Kills East Coast Seals, Not Alaskan Seals

While researchers are still trying to figure out what is causing the illness in seals in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, researchers have found the cause of death for the Unusual Mortality Event declared in New England harbor seals. Just today it was announced that a type of bird flu – H3N8 – is…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Two men rescued in Saturday morning blaze, one in critical condition; Nome man found dead on West Beach lat Friday; FCC has no funding, but hears obstacles AK Natives face in accessing internet; Pres. Obama signed bill to streamline home building and development on tribal lands; Outgoing 10-year Animal Control Office Amy…

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Update News: Monday, July 30, 2012

In Monday’s News: 26-year-old Jillian Burton killed in accident in Dillingham;  Heavy rain and high water takes out fish counting weirs in Nome subdistrict; King salmon escapement goals may be reached in North River; Senator French wants state to withdraw proposed regulations for abortion payment conditions; Another daily rainfall record broken Saturday in Nome; Person…

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Your life

Our inspirational spot of the week: Your life may be the only gospel some people will ever read.

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Fish and wildlife reports, and help from a KNOM alumnus

Fish are moving upriver, muskoxen are roaming the tundra, and bears are perched at the edge of streams looking for their next meal. Summer in bush Alaska means wildlife and fish reports on KNOM will keep everyone informed and safe. As summer progresses, our daily high temperatures are typically about 50 degrees, and we have been…

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August 1992: A thank-you from the governor

August 2, 1992 A letter arrives out of the blue from Alaska governor Walter Hickel. “Thank you for your generous commitment and devotion to the communities in the Nome area,” He writes. “Your radio broadcasts are really making a difference.” The governor and his wife are annual KNOM contributors.

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Update News: Friday, July 27, 2012

In Friday’s News: Fishing vessel sinks near South Prince of Wales Island; Barrick pulls back on Donlin, NovaGold shares plummet; Three obstacles keep Shell from exploratory drilling this year; Board of Fish hold tight on Kenai setnetting decision; Walrus stranded in Barrow brought to AK SeaLife Center; Denali climbers rescued after swept by avalanche; Tomorrow…

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Crazy Weeks Ahead

The past couple of weeks and the next few weeks have been, and I anticipate will be, kind of crazy. I’ve been making significant headway in getting my responsibilities wrapped up, and will continue with the effort; but there has also been a lot of non-work related crazy going on. I went to two different…

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