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Archive for September 2012

Update News: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: AST searching for Kiana’s Teddy Smith who is considered armed and dangerous; Shell hits another obstacle in drilling, this time a large ice island, drilling halted; Nome Common Council needs more tax and income information for upcoming decision on tax ordinance; UAF archaeologist studies use of driftwood in the Arctic.

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The people who keep us on the air

Last week, we welcomed the last of this year’s five volunteers to Nome. Lucus Keppel is from Michigan and has committed one year to the KNOM Radio Mission. He joins Margaret, Eva, Dayneé, and Josh. They look forward to a wonderful year of service to listeners in remote bush communities. As always, we thank everyone who helps us overcome…

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Update News: Monday, September 9, 2012

In Monday’s News: 14-year-old Sammy Wilkakia is missing in Nome, last seen last Wednesday, AST say death of elderly Kiana woman suspicious, ABI & AST investigating; Gov. Parnell issues disaster declaration for Kivalina; Shell begins drilling in Chukchi Sea; AEA & DNR release study that shows likely sources of renewable energy in Alaska; Nome Volunteer…

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Sounding Board: Gun Safety

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 13, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about gun safety. While two fatalities involving hunting rifles on the road system were reported last week, stories like this have been told in Western Alaska, too. Let’s be sure they are never told again. What’s a gun safety tip you learned that’s saved…

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Update News: Friday, September 7, 2012

In Friday’s News: Emmonak Tribal Council considers reopening tribal court; Statoil delays exploration plans for 2015 after Shell’s delay this season; Woman fatally shot by hunting partner identified as Tarsicia Heath; Gov. Parnell’s staff says text messaging not public information, legislative attorney disagrees; NTSB investigates a 5,000-foot drop during an Era Alaska flight; Alaska PFD…

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Pulpiest of Times.

I’ve had a torrid love affair with berry picking all of my life.  Like any good story of a torrid nature, it starts in my early childhood. My parents still tell stories dating back to my early 90’s childhood concerning my love for berries.  Once my mother demonstrated that these colorful objects could be picked…

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Update News: Thursday, September 6, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Nome residents urge the ABC board to help combat scourge of alcoholism in Nome; Body of missing Marshall man, Paul Tinker, found in Yukon River; Two hunting fatalities occur within a week on road system; Power restored to most residents in Anchorage after wind storm; Nome residents give ideas to Nome Common…

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Update News: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Anchorage windstorm causes extensive damage, schools closed; Crews in Kivalina race winter freeze up to repair water lines; North Pole man to perform community service work for PFD fraud; Sec. of State Hilary Clinton to sign Memorandum of Understanding with Russia aimed to preserve Shared Beringian Heritage; US House Rep. Young holds…

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