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Archive for January 2013

Sounding Board: Preserving Family History

This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 24, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about preserving family histories. How do you preserve your family’s legacy? How have you learned about your family history? How are stories of your ancestors passed down to each generation? What heirlooms and pieces of family history have been shared or passed on to you?…

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Update News: Friday, January 18, 2013

In Friday’s news: Inaction has Nome’s Mike Benchoff dealing with authorities regarding his boat, the Rustler; After serving in Nome for 17 years, Superior Court Judge Ben Esch is retiring; Graphite deposit on Seward Peninsula labeled second-largest graphite source in the world; Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race says colder temperatures have set up icy and…

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Wear Snow Pants: A Cheechako’s Guide to Alaskan Livin’

Cheechako: noun. (From the Chinook jargon) a person newly arrived to the mining districts of Alaska or Northwest Canada; roughly translates to “newcomer” or “tenderfoot”.  Despite being a cheechako, I have learned a few things about life in the last frontier these past few months. I would like to share some of these with you.…

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Update News: Thursday, January 17, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell gave State of the State address last night, focusing on energy production; Sitnasauk Native Corporation has announced creation of Sitnasauk Financial Services; Mercury Monitoring Site coming to Nome; Senator Mark Begich has appealed to President Obama asking to invest more in the Arctic; Three schools in region receive awards…

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Daily Quote: The Fence & Nails

There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence. On the first day of this lesson, the…

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Update News: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: U.S. House stripped relief bill of money for fishery disaster in Y-K Delta and Upper Cook Inlet; Alaska Legislature gaveled in yesterday for start of new legislative session; Governor Sean Parnell preparing for fourth State of the State address; Kawerak, Inc. still deciding how to move forward with regional recycling expansion project;…

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Daily Quote: Mary Morrison

“Mystery–it is all around us, and we do not know it. But sometimes when we give it time and space, whether in deep peace or great anguish, it will come up behind us, or meet us face to face, or move within us, changing the way we see everything, and filling our hearts with joy…

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Your steps

Our inspirational spot for the week: Your heart plans its own way, but the Lord directs your steps.

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Sounding Board: Alaska Native Corporations

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Do Alaska Native corporations share enough information with you – the shareholder? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 17, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska Native corporations. Massachusetts representative Ed Markey plans on introducing legislation that would require Alaska Native corporations (like Calista and The Bering Straits Native Corporation) to report financial statements to…

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