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Archive for November 2012

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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Naliġaaniktuŋa!

Last Tuesday KNOM Volunteers experienced our first election, Nome-style– with no lines at the polls, Inupiaq “I Voted!” stickers, and beluga whales. Josh, Margaret, Lucus, Dayneé and I all registered to vote in Alaska when we got our Alaskan drivers licenses. We were among the 19000 Alaskans who voted this year. Alaska has one Representative,…

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Not a drop to drink

The morning of our press deadline for this month’s newsletter, the KNOM staff came into the studio building to an unpleasant surprise: no water. None of the faucets, water fixtures, or toilets in the building had any water pressure. Not a drop. Our local public utility identified the culprit to be a frozen pipe caused…

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Every night…

An inspirational spot from the November 2012 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Every night, I turn my troubles over to God. He’s going to be awake anyway!

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Conversations in rural Alaska

A regular part of our mission is to send our hardworking volunteers to the rural, isolated villages in our listening area, especially when events rally those communities together around a particular cause. Last month, volunteers Eva DeLappe and Lucus Keppel visited one of the communities closest to KNOM: Teller, a village on the coast of…

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Daily Quote: Thomas Merton

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” – Thomas Merton, 1968

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Update News: Monday, November 12, 2012

In Monday’s news: Oiled wildlife confirmed on St. Lawrence Island; Another Democrat joins Senate Republican-led majority; Governor Parnell says State’s attitude toward tribes is unexpected and unwarranted; Emmonak City Council met for a special meeting, last Thursday, announcing new members and restructuring; Nome’s Victoria Erickson received Governor’s Administrator of the Year award.

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