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Archive for August 2012

Update News: Monday, August 27, 2012

In Monday’s news: a Saturday fire at Dredge 6 just west of Nome appears to have been intentionally set; Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty appeals to EPA for cleanup at Red Devil Mine; 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit begins in Girdwood; Nome Nanooks cross country teams kick off their season with two wins in fall invitational.

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God is awake

Our inspirational spot for the week: When you have finished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

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Back in the building! – Fr. Ross, John, and Tom

Father Ross – pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nome and president of the KNOM Radio Mission board of directors – is back in Nome from a short sabbatical. Fr. Ross was a KNOM volunteer in the late 80s and has been a part of the radio mission in one way or another ever…

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September 2008: Amy departs

September 1, 2008 After more than six years of service to the mission, Amy Flaherty departs for more urban parts of Alaska. She has produced hundreds of programs and news interviews. Her replacement is Laureli Kinneen, who grew up in the town of Unalakleet, 146 miles southeast of Nome. Her husband Fen was raised in…

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Update News: Friday, August 24, 2012

A low front from Siberia brings strong winds, high water, and rain to the Seward Peninsula/Norton Sound; a Navy SEAL with Aniak roots publishes a book about his experiences in the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden; initial drill results at a graphite deposit 40 miles north of Nome could be “one of the most significant” graphite resources in the world; U.S. Senator Mark Begich to introduce legislation creating a national seafood marketing effort; NOAA charges American Seafoods with 39 violations of Magnuson-Stevens Act for fish fraud; Alaska State Museum seeks entries for biennial exhibition on Alaskan photography

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Update News: Thursday, August 23, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Joint meeting of Nome Common Council and Nome Port Commission puts city’s energy toward expanding Nome’s port, not Cape Nome; Mercury used during Gold Rush now posing health risk to today’s miners; NASA says blimps are making comeback, Lt. Gov. Treadwell says rural AK great place to test aircraft; Memorial honoring Attu…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Heavy rain and lack of drinking water in Kivalina prompts disaster declaration; Rain and high water threaten bridges, mining operations in other northwest communities; State attorneys file to challenge “per-clearance” section of federal Voting Rights Act; A federal appeals court says U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service correctly issued rules to oil companies…

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Hit the Ground Running (and Talking… a Lot)

Just over a month ago you might have been able to find me traversing a waterway in Eastern Tennessee in chest-high waders collecting samples of water discharges. Just a year before that you could have found me in the wilderness of Northern California decked out in wildland firefighting gear cutting fire lines up a mountainside.…

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Anvil Mountain Towers to Come Down

It looks like the Anvil Mountain Towers north of Nome will not remain standing. The Air Force received directives from the Sitnasuak Native Corporation – the entity slated to take ownership of the land – to remove the towers. Sitnasuak President Chuck Fagerstrom says that on August 14th, the Sitnasuak Board of Directors voted to…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Sitnasuak directs Air Force to remove Anvil Mountain White Alice towers, Nome Museum & Library Commission hopes vote be reversed; Anchorage hotel credit card scam resurfaces; Environmental group wants cold-water corals listed as threatened species; Paratroopers to return to AK from Afghanistan Wednesday; Small eruption at Cleveland Volcano reported.

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