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Archive for November 2012

Weather reports, and two more Goldie awards

Please pray with us for KNOM friends and family in areas struck by Hurricane Sandy. We pray for a rapid recovery for the devastated communities. May God watch over them as they rebuild. As our temperatures approach zero, the blustery winds remind us how treacherous the weather can be — day or night. KNOM continues…

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November 1970: Waiting for the weather for tower construction

November 22, 1970 After three weeks of blizzards and winds, the weather has briefly cleared. Volunteers John Pfeifer and Tom Busch are belted to the AM tower at the 95-foot level, and eight others on the ground hoist the microwave receive antenna, which the pair install.  Weather closes in again, and work can’t resume for…

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Update News: Friday, November 16, 2012

In Friday’s news: Senate Republicans are vowing to continue a moratorium on earmarks this coming Congress; Alaska community is exploring solutions to a possible water shortage, this winter; Unattended candle a likely cause of fire in a downtown Juneau apartment building; Professional artist helping students paint a mural at the Wales School; Nome Health Fair…

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Always Wear Sunscreen.

You step outside with your layers of warm cotton, rain resistant nylon, and cozy wool to breathe in a clean, crisp, breath of ocean air.  Welcome to your morning in Nome.     For my first few weeks here, the smell of ocean air paired with the chilly atmosphere totally baffled my senses.  I would…

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Daily Quote: Ursula K. LeGuin

‎”It is of the nature of idea to be communicated: written, spoken, done. The idea is like grass. It craves light, likes crowds, thrives on crossbreeding, grows better for being stepped on.” -Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Disposessed” (1974)

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Update News: Thursday, November 15, 2012

In Thursday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard still waiting for detailed report of oily substance samples taken from wildlife on St. Lawrence Island; Norton Sound Regional Hospital had Grand Opening Celebration, yesterday; Five crew members from Polar Wind were rescued after tug & barge went aground; Federal scientists say lack of summer sea ice is changing…

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Daily Quote: Martin Luther King, Jr.

‎”On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,…

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Update News: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Residents of Gambell travelled to St. Lawrence Island to find source of oil that contaminated seals, birds & ocean debris; Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation held board meetings, last week, to look into building Norton Sound hatchery; Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns worse than first estimated;…

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Daily Quote: Wendell Berry

“A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other’s lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with…

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