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Archive for September 2012

Sounding Board: Early Childhood Education

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 20, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about early childhood education. While children five years old and younger are not required to go to a formal school system, what happens in those years can matter for a lifetime. Researchers say from birth to five years old is the most important time…

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Update News: Monday, September 17, 2012

In Monday’s News: East-West runway to again close this morning until beginning of October; Shell changes plans, will not drill far enough to reach oil this season, containment system failed; Unalakleet public safety building fast tracked, funded this spring construction to begin next spring; Cordova hunter dies after falling during a goat hunt; Second wind…

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Recognizing God

Our inspirational spot for the week: People see God every day. They just don’t recognize Him.  –Pearl Bailey

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Construction underway!

Construction of the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios has begun! The pilings are in place, and the contractor will arrive soon to build our super-insulated addition. Please pray that more supporters come forward to make this last dream of the late Tom Busch a reality. We are so thankful for your gifts and for…

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September 1970: Dynamiting into the permafrost

September 21, 1970 Volunteers Tom Busch and John Pfeifer and dynamite expert Sam Tucker put in another day, melting holes into the permafrost with red-hot chisels and heavy hammers. Sam’s dynamite blasts excavate an average of about a foot a day on the main hole for the tower, as well as the three smaller holes…

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South Seas: Nome

Hi! I’m Lucus Keppel, the latest of the KNOM volunteers to arrive in Nome – nearly a month and a half after Josh started the ball rolling on this year’s crop of volunteers. I’m really excited to be here! As a seminary graduate with a background in radio broadcasting, this position is an ideal way…

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Update News: Friday, September 14, 2012

In Friday’s News: First step in disaster declaration to bring aid to entire fishing communities, not just commercial operations; Another strong windstorm expected in Anchorage this weekend; NPS first district in the state to have one-to-one iPad program; Nome’s Nick Morgan a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist; Wasilla man underwent successful heart transplant, heart replaced was…

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Update News: Thursday, September 13, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Acting US Secretary of Commerce declares commercial fishery failure on Yukon, Kuskokwim rivers and Cook Inlet; Kiana man missing after death of 74-year-old mother featured in “On the Ice”; NMFS has not followed through on ringed and bearded seal endangered species listing; MIT releases research finding additional chemicals affecting Arctic; Upcoming October…

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Update News: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: NPD trying to locate 12-year-old RaeGene Nichols; State pulls license of child care facility after child suffocates on play equipment; Congress preparing a six-month stop gap funding bill; Jumbo jet blew out most of its tires during emergency landing in Anchorage; Study conducted on Kodiak Island could put Kittlitz’s Murrelet on endangered…

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“Crocking” Out!

It’s hard to believe I’ve been in Nome for over a week now. I’m officially a Nome resident! I am so excited to be in Alaska and see the beauty of the mountains and the sea. It’s quite a different sight compared with living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since moving to Nome, there are…

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