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Archive for August 2012

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?

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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 last month’s fire in Teller; U.S. and Alaska flags lowered to half-staff until Friday; Coast Guard says it’s ready for expanded activity in Arctic; NJUS orders more fuel than…

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Alumni Memories: Top 5 gifts, by Kristina Proctor

  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…

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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.

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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 eased my troubled mind.

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Rain, fish, boats, and Rolland!

Summer storms continue to dump lots of rain, and some streams and rivers are swollen with water and fish. We have seen wonderful examples of folks sharing their catch with elders and families who really savor these fresh food staples. Recently, KNOM opened its doors to the Coast Guard to inform our listeners about voluntary…

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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 maars, the widest volcanic openings in the world. They last erupted ten thousand years ago.

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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; City Council and Port Commission discuss year’s priority projects; fishing vessel capsizes northwest of Sitka; Coast Guard offering free inspections in Nome this weekend.

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Alumni Memories: Thank you for listening, by Tom Bunger

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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