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Archive for April 2013

A Visit from Home

Sorry for the late blog! It’s been such a whirl-wind this past week that I thought today was Monday. But Tuesday it is, and time to reflect on what has been an amazing few days at KNOM. My twin sister is visiting from New York City! It has been very exciting to have my sister…

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Sounding Board: Heroin

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, April 25 at 10am), we’re talking about heroin use in Western Alaska. What are the signs and effects of heroin use? How can an addicted person get help? Where do we go for help? What needs to be done in our community to get the drug off our streets?…

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Native Youth Olympics

The Seal Hop. The Indian Stick Pull. The One-Foot High Kick. Last weekend, Unalakleet hosted the 28th Annual Native Youth Olympics. Over one hundred students from throughout the Bering Straits competed in the district meet, which celebrates indigenous culture and tests athlete’s power, flexibility and determination. Twelve athletes qualified for the State NYO Tournament, led by…

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Update News: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Wood boiler may be to blame for a fire that burned down a home in Dillingham last week; Fiscal analysis shows oil tax overhaul may cost state between $4.2 and 4.6 billion dollars through 2019; 2013 budget for Pebble Mine project is $80 million; Nome Common Council passes ordinance adopting Port of…

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Time, multiplied

Our inspirational spot for the week: The smallest amount of time, when spent helping others, multiplies with time and love.

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Update News: Monday, April 22, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska State Troopers investigating death of Pitkas Point man killed on hunting trip; Fairbanks man air-lifted off mountain near Nome this past weekend; Nome Public Schools Board of Education announces superintendent finalist has withdrawn candidacy; Department of Veterans Affairs officials presented medal to Frankie Kuzuguk, Sr. on Friday; New district records set…

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April 1998: Fighting a spring blizzard

April 24, 1998 The last week of the month brings multiple days of a rip-roaring blizzard to Nome, and KNOMers run outside every hour to clear the station’s satellite dish of snow, which blocks signals. In the dead of winter, snow does not cause this problem, as it is too dry to stick to the antennas.

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What’s the mission of the Mission?

Listening to the radio involves a complicated set of choices – you have to want to have something to listen to, choose which station fits you at this point in time, and then continue to passively choose to listen. Some people make those choices based on their desire for company, some for the purpose of…

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