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Archive for December 2012

Update News: Thursday, December 27, 2012

In Thursday’s News: FDA okays genetically modified salmon; Begich, Murkowski and Young react; ConocoPhillips paying fines for 2006 & 2007 North Slope oil spills; Body of missing Coast Guardsmen recovered near Kodiak; Paul Johnson Memorial 450 Sled Dog Race returns for second year in 2013; Oil sheen discovered south of Homer; Phone books replaced by…

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By 2014, a Wellness and Sobering Center in Nome

To respond to the need for substance abuse treatment the Norton Sound, Norton Sound Health Corporation is planning on starting a substance abuse treatment center in Nome. The Wellness and Sobering Center will be based in the old hospital, and may open as early as fall 2014. NSHC is looking to village-based counselors, tribal healers,…

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Update News: Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Army soldier found dead yesterday in barracks at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson; Alaska State Troopers investigating shooting of 19-year-old Anvik man; Nome has seen uptake in red fox sightings this season, increasing concern for safety and rabies; Democrats in State House look at providing relief for Alaska students taking out loans for higher…

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An Old Fashioned Christmas

This was my second year of being away from my family on Christmas Day. Honestly, I have to admit that this year was pretty hard knowing that I wouldn’t get a chance to see them. When you’re on the phone and you can hear your family together in the background, it certainly makes you second…

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Daily Quote: Walter Bruggeman

“The Christ Child is about to be born, the one promised by the angel. Mary’s “fullness of time” has arrived. Except that the birth is scheduled according to the emperor: A decree went out that all should be numbered. Caesar decreed a census, everyone counted; Caesar intended to have up-to-date data for the tax rolls;…

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Smile

Our inspirational spot for the week: A smile adds to your “face” value.

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At year’s end, gratitude and service

As 2012 comes to an end, we thank the entire KNOM family for keeping positive programming beaming to thousands of families. Your support affects listeners across 100,000 square miles of snow-covered tundra and the frozen Bering Sea. The KNOM staff and volunteers appreciate the opportunity to serve remote listeners, 24 hours a day! We wish you…

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December 2004: A Christmas storm

December 24, 2004 A deadly storm is approaching, and KNOM broadcasts ten minutes of weather warnings every hour. The gale strikes at 11 PM, dropping visibility to near zero until suppertime Christmas Day. Residents estimate that, as it funnels and gusts around the buildings of Nome, the wind’s velocity exceeds 80 MPH.

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Update News: Friday, December 21, 2012

In Friday’s news: Alaska Marine Pilot Captain Pete Garay recognized by Alaska State Legislature; U.S. Coast Guard has reinstated cutter, Polar Star; University of Alaska Fairbanks wins $1.9 million grant to support Alaska Native language programs; Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified proposed ballot initiative for large-scale mine in Bristol Bay region; U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski…

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