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Archive for June 2013

A DIY solution for an askew building

We’ve been working hard to stretch our financial resources. Sometimes, that means being creative in problem-solving, even when the ground is literally shifting underneath us – as it has, in recent weeks, at our AM transmitter site. KNOM’s AM transmitter building and tower sit on the outskirts of Nome, about 3 miles east of town. From one season to…

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Profile: Military Toxins

Alaska Community Action on Toxics was in Nome on Monday with retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant, Jerry Ensminger, to talk about how military toxins are affecting local communities. Ensminger has been working for sixteen years to hold the military accountable for polluting the environment. These military toxins are linked with cancer and other illnesses around…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Major hurdles need to be cleared before Galena evacuees can return home; Alaska State Troopers say homes in Tok have flooded; Search still continues for two people who left Kotzebue in a snowstorm almost three weeks ago; Funeral service scheduled for late Athabascan elder Katie John; Four-time Iditarod champion arrested for driving under…

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Creative Constraints

There’s something about a limit that causes a burst of creativity. Sure, at first, a limit creates a sense of hopelessness – “How are we ever going to get this done with THIS absurd rule” – but then, it becomes a point of pride to be able to produce something of quality despite the limitations.…

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June ’87: Fixes at the transmitter site

June 8, 1987 Chief engineer Timothy Cochran and general manager Tom Busch extend the 120 ground wires at the AM transmitter site to 320 feet, 1/4 wavelength at KNOM’s frequency. Because of a shipping error back in 1971, the ground wires had been a hundred feet short for 16 years, but the money is finally in place…

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Update News: Monday, June 3, 2013

In Monday’s News: Galena evacuees taking up temporary residence in Fairbanks to escape Yukon River flood; Alaska Community Action on Toxics in Nome to blow whistle on military toxins; Judge Timothy Dooley sworn in to Nome Superior Court; Tok fire grows to 1,000 acres; BP Alaska plans to bring two new drill rigs to North…

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