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Archive for February 2013

February 2000: A “great gathering”

February 22, 2000 Once again, it’s time for the Nome region’s great gathering: the Bering Strait Elders & Youth Conference. Now three days long, the 2000 conference explores the theme “Elders reviving traditional festivals and ceremonies.” This year, there are many round table discussions not suitable for airing. Still, KNOM’s live broadcasts total 14 hours.

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“Me Want Cookie”

I don’t consider myself to be a big dessert eater. The fact that I’m lactose intolerant actually cuts out a lot of dessert options for me, yet, I know there are times when you just have that hankering for something sweet. Sometimes it’s early in the day; sometimes it’s late at night. Recently at the Volunteer…

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Update News: Friday, February 15, 2013

In Friday’s news: President of National Congress of American Indians says state of Indian Country is strong; Senators in Alaska, New England, New York and Mississippi asking President Obama to request disaster aid for fisheries; 2013 Iron Dog Snowmachine Race begins Sunday in Big Lake; Parents can get free developmental check-ups for children birth to…

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Update News: Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Violence Against Women Act’s tribal provisions limit tribal authority, according to Association of Village Council Presidents;  Nome Schools welcome Governor Parnell’s visit on Wednesday; Kwethluk watering hole contaminated by sunken barge; Vietnam Veterans Day to be established by Alaska House legislation.

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Daily Quote: Julia Cameron

When I listen to love, I am listening to my true nature. When I express love, I am expressing my true nature. All of us love. All of us do it more and more perfectly. The past has brought us both ashes and diamonds. In the present we find the flowers of what we’ve planted and…

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Community Engagement, Part Two: The Community

This is second part of KNOM’s two-part series on the Community Engagement Initiative. The three-year Nome Public School project aims to increase student success by strengthening adult support of youth.  About twenty Nome residents gathered in Nome Elementary School Commons last Thursday, February 7, to learn about the Community Engagement Initiative. Parents, teachers and school…

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Update News: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome School Board accepts Superintendant Mike Brawner’s resignation; U.S. Senate passes reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act; Bethel City Council finalized ordinance to impose tax on all tobacco products sold in the city; Nome Public Schools aims to increase student success by strengthening adult community support of youth.

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Daily Quote: Ash Wednesday

‎”Ashes on the forehead is a sign of our humanity and a reminder of our mortality. Lent is not a matter of being good, and wearing ashes is not to show off one’s faith. The ashes are a reminder to us and our communities of our finite creatureliness. The ashes we wear on our Lenten…

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Update News: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Board of Education will discuss superintendent’s resignation at tonight’s meeting; City of Kivalina still conserving water after summer and fall flooding in 2012 restricted filling of water tanks; Nome Common Council passed ordinances, last night, amending Fiscal Year 2013 Budget; Community Engagement Initiative explained; Allen Moore wins Yukon Quest International Sled…

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Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues

Nome Public Schools are aiming to increase student success by strengthening adult support for youth. Their Community Engagement Initiative, an ambitious three-year project coordinated by the Alaska Association of School Boards, is the focus of a special two-part series airing this week on KNOM. “Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues” airs Tuesday, February…

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