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Archive for August 2012

Update News: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Two Shishmaref men mauled by a bear, treated at village clinic; 2012 AFN Marketplace competition canceled, too few applicants; Nome School Board welcomes 13 new staff members; Superintendent Brawner prepares for possible big federal budget cuts; Shawn Johnson, 24, identified as man arrested after allegedly firing a gun delaying Gov. Parnell’s visit…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Former State Sen. Al Adams died yesterday after battle with pancreatic cancer; Former Gov. Knowles supports coastal management program ballot initiative; Sec. Salazar announces plan for leasing NPRA, says Shell responsible for drilling delay; NJUS will purchase two 900-kilowatt turbines, install next June. Mike Benchoff has until tomorrow to rectify list of…

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Update News: Monday, August 13, 2012

In Monday’s News: Two Stebbins teenagers arrested for treatening STG crew members; 22-year-old airman dies on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; 70-foot log fall kills Klawock man at timber sorting yard; Sen Begich’s staff to meet with Nomeites today, UNK tomorrow, SMK on Wednesday; 10-year-old Juneau boy heads to Washington D.C. for Kids State Dinner.

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Sunshine

Our inspirational spot of the week: Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

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Summer challenges: weather broadcasts and telephone lines

Rural Alaska’s brief summer brings more than its share of unique challenges, many of which we can anticipate. Every year, nonetheless, unexpected emergencies find a way of catching us by surprise. This summer, our friends at the National Weather Service are working with KNOM to overcome their latest difficulties. Normally, weather reports air on both…

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August 1993: Tom Bunger arrives at KNOM

August 15, 1993 From Tacoma, Washington, Tom Bunger is among KNOM’s six volunteers, all new. He’s assigned as news reporter, working under the supervision of news director Katy Clark. In 1994, Tom is hired as a salaried news director, a position he holds for three years before leaving the station for a career in the…

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Update News: Friday, August 10, 2012

In Friday’s News: STG pulls out of Stebbins tank farm project due to threats from teenagers; Cause of July fire in Selawik deemed as arson; Drowning victims in Eagle River identified as Montana women; Alaska Sea Party says outsiders trying to buy election on Ballot Measure 2; NVAD and city to decide whether to accept…

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Final Weeks and Fond Farewells

This is my last blog post.  Well, on the KNOM Radio Mission Volunteer Blog, anyway.  It has been a strange week of lasts.  My last day of editing Casey Kasem, my last Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and now Friday.  My last staff meeting, (my last pizza party at a staff meeting!).  My last time adding music…

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Update News: Thursday, August 9, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Gov. Parnell tells commissioners to use restraint when writing budgets; Sen. Murkowski to hold a forum on impacts on federal health care law; Helicopter pilot who died near Delta Junction identified; Oil containment and clean up to begin today after sheen spotted from sunken vessel near Sitka; First Chinese vessel – the…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Panel reviews possible mining impacts and the Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment; Environmental groups sue federal government and EPA on chemical dispersants; Helicopter pilot dies in crash near Delta Junction; Brooks Range Council seeks support in opposing planned road to the Ambler Mining District.    

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