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Archive for May 2013

Update News: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Fiber optic broadband is coming to Nome; Ambulance Chief, Victoria Erickson, will be with the Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department for two more years; Ice on Kuskokwim River thawing slower than usual; Link to the past has been discovered at Nome’s Covenant Church.

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Strangers who Inspire

After spending almost two years in service, I’ve come to realize something quite real… My life is completely dependent upon the generosity of others. Growing up, I remember my immediate needs were met by my parents, then eventually by friends and of course by myself as an adult; however, now counting four years that have…

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Rank

Our inspirational spot for the week: Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

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Prayers for Ezio, and the latest with our volunteers

We ask for prayers for Ezio Tozzi, father of KNOM board president Father Ross Tozzi, and the entire Tozzi family. May God richly bless and guide them. Thank you. All five KNOM volunteers are busy writing, producing and voicing exceptional radio programming. Eva DeLappe visited Nome’s Quyanna Care Center to cover the opening of the facility,…

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May 1998: Plane crash near Nome

May 14, 1998 A Cessna Caravan airplane with ten people aboard crashes on a hilltop three miles north of Nome in near zero visibility. KNOM broadcasts frequent live reports from search and rescue headquarters and from the scene as rescuers battle heavy snow and fog looking for the aircraft. This is one of many crashes…

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Update News: Monday, May 13, 2013

In Monday’s news: White House released National Strategy for Arctic Region on Friday; River ice break up expected to be two weeks later than normal; Nome youth braved chilly fog Saturday afternoon to operate lemonade stands.  

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From Marble City to a Gold Rush Town.

When my friend Jason traveled from Knoxville to Nome the other week, he seemed to bring a few suitcases full of that warm Southeastern sunshine with him. The evening he arrived was the first of about a week of snow melting, come-out-and-play kind of weather. And what does one do after spending an Alaskan winter…

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Update News: Friday, May 10, 2013

In Friday’s news: Kawerak, Inc. is compiling traditional knowledge into an atlas; NOAA Fisheries wants to hear final comments about recent Environmental Impact Statement; Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator chosen to lead National Republican Senatorial Committee’s Native American Program; Kid entrepreneurs will be hitting the streets this Saturday.    

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Update News: Thursday, May 9, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Former Bethel police officer being charged with being intoxicated while on the scene of a police shooting; One person is raising money to bring members of her community back to their homeland (http://www.usaprojects.org/project/ugiuva_miuguru_a_i_am_from_king_island); U.S. Coast Guard contracts to build sixth National Security Cutter; UAF Northwest Campus in Nome celebrating commencement tonight at…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: 30-year-old Alakanuk woman has died in four-wheeler crash; Senator Lisa Murkowski says federal government should clean-up abandoned federal well sites in Alaska; Alaskan community seeking road through national wildlife refuge will receive visitors from Senator Murkowski’s office; Nome Public Schools presented Fiscal Year 2014 budget to the Nome Common Council last night;…

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