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Archive for February 2013

A Cheechako’s Guide To Looking Cool.

Milan, New York, Paris, Nome – all capitals of fashion in the consumer driven world we live in.  With Nome’s meager population soon about to burst with tourists and photographers from all over the world who will be attending Iditarod, I thought I’d use my blog power to prepare any of you who might not…

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Daily Quote: Ricky Gervais

“You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what that is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening – everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’” – Ricky Gervais

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Sounding Board: Healthy Relationships

This Thursday is Valentine’s Day, and on Sounding Board (February 14, 2013 at 10am), let’s talk about love – and what makes for healthy relationships. Are there topics you can’t bring up? What advice do you have for others in relationships? What do you wish you’d known before meeting a partner? How do you show…

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Update News: Monday, February 11, 2013

In Monday’s news: House panel advanced “stand your ground” bill; Bethel police officer who shot and killed man in October found to be justified in actions; State of Alaska’s “Power Cost Equalization” program considered safety net for rural Alaskan communities; Paul Johnson Memorial Norton Sound Sled Dog Race unexpectedly finished in Unalakleet, Friday.

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Amid the cold, construction begins for our new studios!

Western Alaska village temperatures are dropping, and wind chills sometimes reach 50 below. The north wind is relentless, and it is cold! Any exposed skin quickly reddens and is accompanied by an unmistakable stinging sensation, reminding you to cover up or get inside where it is warm. Even with these cold temperatures, the construction crew…

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February 1968: Legal help from Joseph Hennessey

February 16, 1968 At the request of pioneer Alaska broadcaster Augie Hiebert, Washington, DC communications attorney Joseph Hennessey agrees to provide free legal assistance. Hennessey continues to help the mission at no charge through 1990.

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A return to Nome

I’ve heard people in Nome say that there’s a rubber band effect when leaving town. You move out of Nome to venture far in the world, but soon the rubber band snaps you back to Nome. I left Nome in June of last year, but I’m lucky to be back volunteering at KNOM for a…

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Update News: Friday, February 8, 2013

In Friday’s news: Environmental research program partnering with eight state universities to study Hanna Shoal in Chukchi Sea; City of Nome moves one step further in case against Mike Benchoff; Nome parents, teachers and community members gathered last night to discuss Community Engagement Project; Alaska Department of Revenue won’t charge state property tax on Royal…

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