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Archive for January 2013

Update News: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard involved with Nome’s Mike Benchoff and his vessel the Rustler; U.S. House scheduled to vote today on second round of disaster relief bill; Members of Bethel-based Alaska Army National Guard honored at ceremony Sunday; About 100 people gathered for tribal sovereignty and environmental conservation rally in Anchorage on Friday;…

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Oh, the Games We Play…

    It’s no secret that I’m a gamer. Even my KNOM profile features me playing “Ticket To Ride – Europe” – (which has become known as “The Train Game” in the Volunteer House) – it’s one of my favorite pickup-and-play board games, since it is strategic and fun with pretty much any number of players.…

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Daily Quote: Wendell Berry

“Condemnation by category is the lowest form of hatred, for it is cold-hearted and abstract, lacking even the courage of a personal hatred. Categorical condemnation is the hatred of the mob. It makes cowards brave. And there is nothing more fearful than a religious mob, a mob overflowing with righteousness – as at the crucifixion…

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Update News: Monday, January 14, 2013

In Monday’s news: Government Accountability Office report questions if Alaska Native Corporations share enough information with shareholders; Sitnasauk Native Corporation’s Board of Directors announce shareholder dividend distribution; Six members of U.S. Senate asking for more time to comment on “frankenfish.”

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Howling winds outside, and a mentorship in our newsroom

The winds are howling and the snow is flying as Alaska’s winter continues into 2013. The KNOM weather reports help families stay safe and plan their winter travel. However, one unaware traveler recently had to be rescued by helicopter from an ice floe due to extreme north winds (which separated the sea ice nearest Nome from its…

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January 2000: Blizzard!

January 16, 2000 A blizzard packing hurricane-force winds drops power lines at the KNOM transmitter site. The station’s emergency generator keeps it on the air for 16 hours before electricity is restored.

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Update News: Friday, January 11, 2013

In Friday’s news: Rally to be held at noon in Anchorage in support of Canadian tribes fighting legislation; Members of Bethel-based unit of Alaska Army National Guard will be honored for year-long Afghanistan deployment; Two-alarm fire has burned several units of a three-story Anchorage apartment building; Nome Elementary School continuing to make adjustments to improve…

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The Pickle Cliff

  In the volunteer house, Josh is our whimsical decorator, that is, he’s the artist that has drawn and created various artwork that now adorns my bedroom door. For some reason, over the past four months it seems to be have gradually become the “it” place where his work is now displayed (as well as…

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Daily Quote: Edward Hale

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. -Edward Everett Hale, 1902

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Update News: Thursday, January 10, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Redistricting Board wants State Supreme Court to reconsider decision requiring political boundaries be redrawn; Kotzebue tribal organization, Maniilaq Association, gains control of former federal land holdings; Lance Mackey drops out of Kuskokwim 300; Nome Community Center starting morning fitness program for kids; Small earthquake felt in Anchorage, yesterday; Nome Subway Showdown…

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