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Archive for July 2012

Update News: Thursday, July 26, 2012

In Thursday’s News: FCC intends to connect rural Alaskans to broadband in next three years; Family and friends of Valerie Sifsof, missing since July 7, offer $25-thousand reward; 24-year-old Kwethluk man drowns in Napaskiak South on Tuesday; ConocoPhillips Alaska earned $551-million in second quarter, paid $983-million in tax and royalties to state; Salmon Lake fertilization…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Troopers in Nome looking for missing 17-year-old Jared Wiggins; Pilgrim River may reopen next week for subsistence fishing, late runs in Norton Sound; AK lawmakers meet next week, talk about commercializing natural gas resources; Nome resident quietly fights in one-man crusade against Nome’s litter.

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Profile: Greg Mitchell and his Bucket Brigade

For the past two years, Greg Mitchell has been fighting a one-man crusade against Nome’s litter. He’s walked Nome’s streets and scoured its beaches picking up cigarette butts, plastic bottles, pop cans, and more.

Recently, though, Mitchell’s been getting help. Calling it a “community beautification project,” he’s been accepting volunteers between the ages of 8 and 12 to help him in his fight against garbage. Parents sign a waiver granting their kids permission to pick up trash, while Mitchell provides safety gear, a trash bucket, and more. The first hour is free—Mitchell calls it the civic “honor hour”—but after that, Mitchell pays the kids in cash or in donated items like movie tickets. He says it gives kids something to do during the summer, helps keep the community clean, and even deters would-be litter bugs.

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Update News: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: In fuel buying and shipping season, fuel prices continue to rise; NVFD Chief Matt Johnson says if they didn’t respond, he believes Teller would cease to exist; Protestors urge EPA to reject Shell Oil’s request for waiver in air permit requirements; Millrock begins drilling at Council Gold Project; FCC to hold public…

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Alumni Memories: Telling Stories, by Rev. Jesse Zink

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: Monday, July 23, 2012

In Monday’s news: Regional tribal government asks Governor Sean Parnell for clemency for 40 fishermen cited last month for fishing during emergency closure of Kuskokwim River; A Friday rally of setnetters in Kenai responds to Governor Parnell, Fish & Game Commissioner Cora Campbell; Air Force in final stages of cleaning up Nome’s White Alice radar…

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The whole world

Our inspirational spot of the week: You may be only one person in the whole world, but you may also be the whole world to one person.

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