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Archive for September 2012

September 1997: A solution for drifting snow

September 25, 1997 Chief engineer Les Brown (pictured) has almost single-handedly built the extended fence around the AM tower, preparing for the mission’s higher-power, 25,000-Watt signal. Snow drifting has always been a problem there, and Les tries an innovative solution. For (fence) pickets, he uses 1/2-inch plastic pipes, which he figures will be aerodynamic and…

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A Village Trip: Kids, Fish, Trees and Bears, oh my!

Last weekend, I got to go on my first village trip–and relive the glory days of elementary school. I visited Unalakleet (YOU-nuh-luh-cleat), a community of 800 nestled on the Bering Sea. Laureli, the News Director, came with me, to show me the ropes and show me around her hometown. I travelled there to do a…

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Sounding Board: Wildlife Within Community Borders

Musk oxen on Anvil Mountain

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 27, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about wildlife within community borders. What is acceptable when it comes to protecting your community? What is the balance between respecting nature and protecting human life, property, and pets? What would you like to see done when there is a struggle between nature…

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Update News: Friday, September 21, 2012

In Friday’s News: NPD reports 10-year-old Rebecca Kulukhon-Slwooko missing since 2:30pm yesterday (Update: found this morning fine and well) AST arrest Teddy Kyle Smith, charged with attempted murder, theft, robbery and weapons misconduct; Man falls to death last night at Dena’ina Center in Anchorage; Crane arrives for airport project, may be too heavy for old…

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Profile: Salmon in the Classroom

Unalakleet Elementary School’s fifth grade class is growing salmon. Melissa Towarak’s class is participating in a 4H classroom incubation project, which brings fish eggs and refrigerated tanks into Alaskan schools to help kids learn about the anatomy and life cycle of salmon. The Unalakleet students kicked off their yearlong incubation project last Friday with a field…

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Update News: Thursday, September 20, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Kiana lifts lockdown prompted by shooting; Alaska Gold Company pays penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations; British lawmakers seek stoppage of offshore Arctic drilling; State of Alaska filing lawsuit against U.S. government for enforcing Emission Control Area; Flooding in Seward prompts state of emergency; Unalakleet 5th grade class growing salmon;

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Update News: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: 88-year-old Alakanuk woman killed in a house fire identified as Angela Smith; Anchorage in for more high wind today; 2012 Alaska PFD $878, to be deposited October 4; State of Alaska to receive $1.44-million grantto enhance youth suicide prevention programs; Era says it’s completed all upgrades and they’re resuming scheduled operations after…

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Update News: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Unalakleet woman accidentally shot in the legs by her sister after moose hunting trip; Era Aviation grounded 12 planes over the weekend, cockpit voice recorders out of date; Crane arrives and runway closed, runway construction resumes; Voter turnout in last month’s primary lowest in a decade; Damaged containment dome cancels Shell’s plans…

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A Room of Our Own

I always thought that once I arrived in Nome I’d spend a lot of time alone in my room. I thought that I’d want to spend all my free time reading and writing and thinking, maybe using my self-imposed isolation to learn to be more self-sufficient and zen and in-tune with the world around me.…

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