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Archive for July 2013

Final Currents.

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon Like a dream I’m living in Baby love me cause I’m playing on the radio How do you like me now? Radio – Lana Del Rey I have already written this blog one hundred times over in my mind. Many nights have been spent crafting what it was…

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July ’70: Applying for the letters K-N-O-M

July 17, 1970 The Nome Catholic radio project’s pro bono attorney, Joe Hennessey, applies to the FCC for the call letters KNOM. The following week, he is informed that the call sign KNOM is unavailable because it is already assigned to a Coast Guard schooner, the Chiquimula, which had been scuttled. He dispatches a letter to…

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Update News: Thursday, July 18, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Nome commercial chum salmon fishery reopens after being closed for 22 years; 24-year-old Minto, Alaska woman charged with first-degree murder; Air Force holding public hearings in Mat-Su Valley and Fairbanks on Draft EIS released last month; Alaska’s lone U.S. House member voted with majority to delay key provisions of federal healthcare overhaul;…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: 69-year-old Bethel resident facing more charges of sexually abusing minors; Federal government opening disaster recovery center in Fairbanks; Hundreds of business and political leaders gathering in Anchorage this week; Kodiak native sets milestone for Alaskans running the mile; This summer, NOAA is updating decades-old nautical charts of waters off Red Dog Mine;…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska Redistricting Board adopts final district plan for voting in Alaska; U.S. Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue; Post-doctoral fellow researching impacts of increased vessel traffic on Alaska Native communities.

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Temporary Residence

Right now I’m house-sitting a small dog named Sparky and six zebra finches. They and the house they live in belong to an old woman down the street. I’ve watered her plants, slept in her guest bed, walked her dog and laying on a couch with a dog snuggled against my side for three weeks.…

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Update News: Monday, July 15, 2013

In Monday’s news: Unalakleet man charged with illegal subsistence fishing earlier this month; U.S. Coast Guard has opened seasonal base in Kotzebue; Police say alcohol and speed may have played a factor in East Anchorage car crash Friday; FAA increasing amount of hours required to become commercial air carrier co-pilot; Former lawmaker John Cowdery has…

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Update News: Friday, July 12, 2013

In Friday’s news: State of Alaska submits cross appeal in Kuskokwim fishermen trials; Federal money for Nome harbor on its way to being approved; University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher urging development of better sea ice forecasts; State health department getting bonuses for outstanding performance with federal food stamp program.

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Update News: Thursday, July 11, 2013

In Thursday’s news: State responds to appeal from Kuskokwim subsistence fishermen; In Unalakleet and Shaktoolik rivers, unusually low king salmon run closes sport fishing for kings; Fire near Fairbanks is 22 percent contained; Army retracts Colonel’s statement in causing Stuart Creek Two wildfire; Fatal plane crash in Soldotna may have been caused by a stall;…

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