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Archive for July 2013

Hazard averted

Last week, KNOM volunteer Eva DeLappe and volunteer engineer Rolland Trowbridge saved our radio studio. A GFCI outlet in an upstairs bathroom malfunctioned and began shooting sparks, scorching a nearby wall. Eva contacted Rolland, who turned off the electricity and replaced the outlet. (The new outlet is pictured above.) If Eva and Rolland had not…

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July ’71: A last-minute hardware swap

July 13, 1971 One day before scheduled sign-on, a copper strap burns apart in the Antenna Tuning Unit, removing the antenna from the transmitter. Six small resistors burn in the transmitter’s final section. In isolated Nome, they are impossible to replace. However, support nurse Kitty Orris has just escorted a patient to Anchorage, where she…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Richard Foster building relocated after Nome public outcry; Bodies of three people identified in Nunam Iqua fire; NOAA Fisheries rejects endangered species listing for ribbon seals; Governor Sean Parnell doubles down on plan to conduct seismic testing in ANWR; 78-year-old Anchorage man oldest person to summit Mount McKinley.

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A Winning Solution to Youth Suicide

How can rural Alaskan schools prevent youth suicide? For the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, the solution was innovative– train trusted, peer-selected students to become school elders, counselors responsible for the happiness and well-being of their community–and the results have been extraordinary. Hear more:    

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Update News: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: ADEC receives report of an oil sheen east of Nome; Alaska Redistricting Board adopts new map; Incidental takes of Pacific walrus & polar bears in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas approved by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Northwest Arctic Borough School District in Kotzebue has won national award.

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Update News: Monday, July 8, 2013

In Monday’s news: Air taxi crash at Soldotna Airport kills all 10 on board; Evacuations from Stuart Creek fire could number in the thousands; Efforts to prevent fuel spill from sunken fishing tender in Bristol Bay failed last week; Another fight over king salmon simmers in Grayling; Senator Donny Olson encouraging constituents to sign petition…

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Profile: Brent Tuttle

The State Department of Natural Resources issued 205 permits for offshore mining operations in Nome this year. In the midst of Nome’s second gold rush, the town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer these past few years. At KNOM this summer, we’re taking…

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