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Archive for May 2013

A Perfect Alaskan Summer Day

Well, spring, er…summer has arrived. I have to admit it is surreal. I spoke with a friend back in Philadelphia who says it’s already 90 degrees. In Nome, it’s reached a glorious 51 degrees. It’s all about perspective I suppose. Returning back to the East Coast may seem easy now. I think about running around…

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“Re-gift” for KNOM!

Have you received a gift card (such as to Target or Best Buy) that you don’t need? KNOM is now accepting gift cards as a means of supporting our mission. We’ll use the cards for essential station supplies or trade them in for cash at a discount. Supporters can mail cards one at a time…

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Call home

An inspirational spot from the June 2013 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static: You are a child of God. Call home!  

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A surprise message

On a recent grocery run, our volunteers returned to the KNOM vehicle to find a message written in the dust of the back windshield: “We ♥ KNOM!” Because of the lack of trees and grass in Nome – and the great prevalence of dirt roads and strong winds – Nome cars typically wear a permanent…

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Update News: Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Ice jam causing river flooding in Galena is slowly breaking up; Department of Law reviewing previous cases of man accused of murdering elderly Anchorage couple; After Unusual Mortality Event last year, fewer seals reported with sores and hair loss this year; Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell calling on maritime industry to assist Alaska…

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Sounding Board: Filming in Alaska

Alaska has never been a more enticing destination for film crews desiring to capture the wild spirit of the Last Frontier on tape. But how does having your backyard in the public spotlight affect you and your community? This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 30, 2013 at 10am), we’re going to be talking about filming in Alaska.…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: More than half of Galena’s 400 residents have evacuated as flooding worsens; Man suspected of killing elderly couple and assaulting 2-year-old was released from jail hours earlier; Residents in Unalakleet may finally be able to drink water from their tap this week; Nome Board of Education has approved negotiated agreement with the…

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Update News: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Persistent Yukon River ice jam causing major flooding in Galena; Man charged with killing elderly couple near Dillingham; Alaska State Troopers say child died in all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday; Summer Norton Sound King Salmon run not expected to be a good one; U.S. Senate out for the week.

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CreaAKtive Moments.

  If you had asked me to list out a few adjectives concerning my traits before I embarked on my journey of service, the word “creative” would not have been on the list. Almost three years later and I feel that this characteristic is not only my most marketable skill but also the one that…

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Update News: Monday, May 27, 2013

In Monday’s News: State and tribes clash in Kuskokwim fishermen ruling, says AVCP President; Galena concerned about flooding with ice jam in rising Yukon River; Old oil tank farms pose safety threat in rural Alaska; National memorial for Alaska Native and Native American veterans proposed by grassroots effort.  

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