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Archive for April 2013

A look back: a village trip in ’08

Travel by KNOM volunteers to the communities we serve has long been an essential part of our mission; thanks to the sponsorship of a regional air carrier, our flights to these communities are usually free. The photos above offer a glimpse into a special trip five years ago, when volunteer Danielle Sylvester ventured to Wales,…

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Tennis

An inspirational spot from the May 2013 issue of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Life is like a game of tennis: the player who serves well seldom loses.  

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Construction update

Work on our studio expansion project – the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios – has reached an important milestone! Thanks to your continued support, our dedicated construction crew has been able to complete the outside “box” of our annex: its floor, walls, and a sturdy, insulated roof, all of which can be seen, inside…

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Loving someone…

An inspirational spot from the May 2013 issue of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Loving someone is seeing them the way God intended.  

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“A call that changed my life”

We continue to be amazed – both by the challenges that life in rural Alaska presents, and by the goodwill and hard work that those challenges bring forth from those within our KNOM family. This month, we conclude with the reflections of our volunteer engineer Rolland Trowbridge. [box]The following is an excerpt; we encourage you…

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Update News: Friday, April 26, 2013

In Friday’s news: Steven Gast will serve as the next superintendent of Nome Public Schools; Investigation into death of 7-year-old Kotzebue boy has been ruled accidental; Bering Strait School District has a world record athlete; National Infant Immunization Week ends today; Alaska Native regional corporation says it has a new interim chief executive officer; Jackpot…

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Addiction support contacts

If you are struggling with an addiction, Norton Sound Health Corporation‘s Behavioral Health department can help you. All phone calls are confidential at (907) 443-3344. You can also call the 24-hour Addiction Treatment Helpline at (888) 340-0184. This post is a follow-up from Thursday’s Sounding Board (call-in show) on heroin in Western Alaska.

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Update News: Thursday, April 25, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Bethel judge deciding if subsistence fishermen have spiritual right to fish;   First effects of heroin use being seen in Nome; Senator Lisa Murkowski and rest of women in Senate attended dinner at the White House last night.  

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Parental Advisory.

My parents don’t travel very much so when they told me just a few short months ago that they were coming to visit me in Nome, I was pretty blown away.  In my past three years of service my mom and dad have only had a couple of opportunities to peek inside my day to…

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Update News: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: About 40 people gathered in Bethel on Monday for subsistence rights; Companies spearheading development of proposed Pebble Mine anticipate permitting before end of 2013; Leading Spanish oil company finds oil on Alaska’s North Slope; Subcommittee of U.S. Senate Energy Committee appears to have no objections to renaming Mount McKinley.

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