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Archive for July 2012

Signs of summer, and letters of appreciation

The temperatures are hovering in the mid-50s, and our region’s families are fishing, hunting, and preparing to gather greens and berries. They are also listening to KNOM. The radio is a constant companion for thousands of Alaskans, and if they could, they would thank all who make this radio ministry possible! Signs of appreciation –…

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July 1971: Help from John Mullaney

July 25, 1971 Pro bono consulting engineer John H. Mullaney has flown to Nome from Gaithersburg, Maryland to supervise the installation of new high voltage filters, and KNOM resumes operation at 6:55 this morning. Mullaney donates the entire week’s work.

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Update News: Friday, June 20, 2012

In Friday’s News: Nome Port Commission looks at port authority with Teller and/or Brevig Mission, facility at Port Clarence; Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks scheduled August mass to celebrate 50th anniversary, to acknowledge church’s failure and apologize; 13 Relay for Life of Nome teams raise $18-thousand, goal $30-thousand, event August 11 & 12; Community Farmer’s Market…

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A Recent Hike and an Old Adventure

This isn’t New York City, there aren’t landmarks all over the place for tourists to see, but there are a few. Around Memorial Day last year my former roommate Leah, dear friend Bre and I took a drive down Council Road and stopped for a quick photo op at “The Last Train to Nowhere.” Sometimes…

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Update News: Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Air National Guard responds to a downed aircraft north of Fairbanks; Leaders from Shishmaref and Newtok in Washington, D.C. to seek funding for dealing with climate change; Alaska Center for Energy and Power tells Nome city officials Pilgrim Hot Springs geothermal resource could yield up to 10 megawatts; Ethan Berkowitz reports…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell rejects state-run health insurance exchanges for Alaska; The Coast Guard says no damage found on Shell’s oil rig after it slipped anchor Saturday; Mary’s Igloo Traditional Council, recovering from recent fire, receives $50,000 from National Endowment for the Arts; NSEDC begins four “egg take” salmon hatchery programs next week;…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Coast Guard launching temporary base in Barrow until October; Drifting tug headed to Nome makes it to Cordova, USCG to inspect; As 1.5 million tons of debris from Japanese tsunami makes it to Alaskan shores, so far sparing the Norton Sound; Senator Mark Begich says $50,000 “woefully inadequate” for tsunami debris clean…

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Fires, Miners, and Polar Bears, Oh My!

It’s been an interesting week in the KNOM news room. The blog title kind of says it all: fires, miners, and polar bears. First up, fires: I woke up to a phone call last Thursday morning, informing me that Teller—a nearby village, the only one accessible by road—was on fire. I was up, at the…

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