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Archive for January 2013

Update News: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Alaska DOT presented updates on road projects around Nome at last night’s City Joint Work Session; Ken Hughes sworn in as new member of Nome Planning Commission last night; Alaska State Senate majority leader plans to introduce legislation defining a “medically necessary” abortion; Nome Elementary School trying to recoup $10,000 in overdue…

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Update News: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Idle school shooting threat prompts emergency response at Kotzebue High School last week; Poor King Salmon returns spurs ADFG to step up research efforts; New regulations governing teacher evaluations in Alaska; Alaska population growing nearly twice as fast as nation as a whole over last two years; Wainwright Utaaqmiut Dancers performed at…

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Anything Can Happen: Sports Reporting, Alaska Style

Standing on a sled controlling fourteen huskies who are pulling you and the sled over ice and snow, through wind chills of 50 below and blizzards for hours on end, overnight, day after day, is not an eccentric activity in Alaska. It’s the state sport. Mushing in Alaska is like football in Oregon or baseball…

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Daily Quote: Counting Blessings

When we count our many blessings; it isn’t hard to see that life’s most valuable treasures are the treasures that are free. For it isn’t what we own or buy that signifies our wealth. It’s the special gifts that have no price; our family, friends and health.

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The commandment

Our inspirational spot for the week: If loving every one of your neighbors was easy, it wouldn’t be a commandment.

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Anticipating a prestigious award

Great news! The National Association of Broadcasters has officially announced that KNOM will receive the 2013 NAB Crystal Heritage Award; it’s the broadcasting organization’s capstone award recognizing outstanding commitment to community service. We congratulate and thank all who have helped KNOM garner such a prestigious honor. Our radio station is only the fourth ever to…

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January 1981: A new computer for Br. Normand

January 23, 1981 KNOM places a $16,435 order for a Cromemco Z2-H computer. Running at 4 MHz and with a 64k memory, the system includes two terminals. Using Structured Basic programming language, Br. Normand Berger, FIC, writes a program for keeping track of donations. One terminal sits in reception, the other in the manager’s office.…

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