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Archive for October 2012

Update News: Friday, October 19, 2012

In Friday’s news: Laureli Kinneen reports on five workshops at the 2012 AFN Convention; 25 Kuskokwim subsistence fishermen are heading to trial for alleged illegal fishing; Rally in Anchorage pushes for Alaska native rights for subsistence living.

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I’ll Teller when I get there…

This weekend, Eva and I had a chance to travel to Teller, north and west of Nome on the Seward Peninsula. Here’s a map: Is there anywhere else in the country where you can say, seriously, “I’ve been on all the roads”? I can’t think of one, other than Hawaii and other islands – but…

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2012 AFN – Carol Wren Demonstrates Success Beyond Barriers

This year’s theme for the AFN Convention is Success Beyond Barriers. President Julie Kitka says the theme shows the resiliency of the Alaska Native people to overcome the many challenges that Alaska Natives face – especially in rural Alaska. Carol Wren, an Inupiaq woman raised for a short time in a foster home and later…

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Rainbows, Sunshine & Lollipops

Living in community – Often people visualize crazy drama and arguments. Real World, anyone? I am so happy to say that the KNOM community house is lightyears away from such notions. Our community meetings discuss such serious issues as where to adventure on the weekends & when we’re going grocery shopping. Where are the cameras…

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Update News: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Bethel police are not releasing name of officer who shot Sam Alexie, Jr.; Alaska Public Health receives results for mercury testing of Nome miners; Kivalina still conserving water; Pilot in Skwentna plane crash identified; Alaska receives drugs from Massachusetts company behind outbreak of fungal meningitis; $200 million Arctic research vessel almost complete.…

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Update News: Tuesday, October 16

In Tuesday’s News: Tugboat hit rocks near St. Michael on Friday, two men on board drift safely to shore; High-speed internet coming to Nome next year; Senator Begich in Israel discussing foreign relations.

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Tugboat Gets Stuck Near St. Michael

A 66-foot tugboat that spent the summer dredging in Nome got stuck on some rocks 2 miles outside of St. Michael at a place called Rocky Point. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Responder John Ebel says there were two people on board the the Captain Hendren who made it to shore safely on Friday and…

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October 2006: 28 weeks premature, Sophia Woyte is born

October 19, 2006 In Anchorage, doctors wait as long as they can, but they can’t wait long, and they deliver 2-pound 4-ounce Sophia Woyte, 28 weeks premature. Tom Busch takes pictures of mother and baby and e-mails them to Lynette Schmidt in Nome, who prints and gives them to Sophia’s small worried siblings, to assure…

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