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Archive for April 2013

Coming soon: a special award – and warmer weather

The winter weather is lingering as the daylight grows, and temperatures are hovering around 5 degrees above zero. Warmer days are just around the corner, and soon, the ice will begin to melt. Many times, however, chunks of ice on the shore of the Bering Sea remain well into June, blowing out to sea only as the summer solstice looms. KNOM keeps listeners…

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April 1982: New stations in the neighborhood

April 11, 1982 This month, Tom Busch and pioneer Alaska broadcaster Augie Hiebert discover plans by the Canadian government to construct new AM stations that would virtually destroy long distance radio reception in the Alaska bush. They research options that will eliminate this threat.

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Update News: Friday, March 5, 2013

In Friday’s news: Noorvik man in custody after pointing semi-automatic rifle at VPSO; City of Emmonak still working on water/sewer vacuum system; Senator Lisa Murkowski hosted Senate hearing on subsistence in Bethel; Bethel senator says Alaskans deserve better than proposal eliminating water reservation applications; Nome District Attorney responds to animal rights group regarding Iditarod dog…

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A Warm Hello.

Bethel is known for its taxi services.  In fact, the city is estimated to have one cab for every 84 individuals. Yet I stood in the blowing snow on Thursday morning outside of the Bethel airport and could not for the life of me figure out how the Taxi system worked in Bethel.  Despite my…

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Update News: Thursday, April 4, 2013

In Thursday’s news: U.S. District court decides on Akiachak Native Community v. Salazar: Alaska tribes have the right to be treated the same as other tribes; National Transportation Safety Board investigates Trooper helicopter crash; Bethel considers amendment to make drunken walking illegal on city streets or ice roads; Nome officials debate film license applications; Governor…

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TouchStone: Snowmachine Travel Safety and Preparedness

This Friday on TouchStone (April 5, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about snowmachine trip safety and preparedness. How do you prepare for safe snowmachine travel between villages? What emergency gear do you bring with you? Do you have tips for staying safe? How do you discern the safety of the weather conditions before heading out…

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Update News: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: VAWA passage thrusts tribal jurisdiction debate into the spotlight again; Twelve Alaska Native Regional Corporations have come together supporting change in oil tax structure; Fairbanks lawmaker has asked to be excused from call of Alaska House for nine months; Non-profit group donates money for Anchorage soup kitchen equipment.  

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Sounding Board: Libraries, Literacy, and Learning

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, April 4 at 10am), we’re talking about libraries, literacy, and learning. What is the role of libraries in our communities? How can libraries evolve with the advent of e-books? What programs have you attended at libraries? How do you use your local library? What do you think a library…

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