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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…

Profile: What Caused Mammoths to Go Extinct?

Wooly mammoths once roamed across Europe, Northern Asia, across the Bering Strait and throughout Alaska and Canada. But they mostly disappeared from North America around ten thousand years ago—and around four thousand years ago, they had vanished entirely. But why?

Update News: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Fuglvog scheduled to be released from prison Saturday; AST identified officer involved in fatal shooting, Sgt. Anthony Wegrzyn; Charges brought against youth in…

Profile: Caleb Scholars

The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi Scholarship program offers 5 thousands dollars per semester for 4 registered tribal members from the Norton Sound, the Northwest Arctic, and the Arctic Slope regions. The scholarship deadline was originally the end of July, but that deadline has been extended to Friday, August 10th.

In troubled times

Our inspirational spot of the week: The greatest peace I’ve ever known I found in troubled times. For when I put my trust in God, He…

August 1993: What’s a maar?

August 6, 1993 On KNOM’s daily feature interview program, Alaska volcanologist Jim Beget informs listeners that the large lakes on the northern Seward Peninsula are actually…

Update News: Friday, August 3, 2012

In Friday’s News: NSEDC communities will receive an additional $200-thousand benefit share, $100-thousand designated toward youth activities; Alaskans to see smaller Permanent Fund dividend this fall;…