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Archive for November 2012

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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Full of answers

An inspirational spot from the November 2012 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Heaven is full of answers to prayers that no one has bothered to pray.

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Ready for (more) construction!

Somewhere in the cargo containers you see above (recently unloaded from a massive barge shipment at Nome’s port) are the materials we’ll soon use to continue construction on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. We so appreciate all who have given their time, talents, and treasure to allow this project to move forward. The…

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Update News: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Grand opening tomorrow for Norton Sound Health Corporation’s new hospital & Quyaana Care Center; Nome’s Victoria Erickson received Governor’s Administrator of the Year Award, last weekend; Senator Donny Olson re-elected last week & now serves largest district in the United States; Alaskans voted to approve Bonding Proposition A, which will apportion $453.5…

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