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Archive for July 2013

Elder Voices: Wilfred Anowlic

“Eskimo dancing and singing makes you feel good. It makes you forget all the problems you have in your life, your mind. It’s just like turning everything over to the care of God.” – Wilfred Anowlic Episode 1: Music Episode 2: Subsistence Episode 3: Peace  

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Update News: Friday, July 5, 2013

In Friday’s news: Infrared flights show Stuart Creek Wildfire nearly half the size previously believed; Alaska State Troopers investigating death of unidentified person recovered from lake near Palmer; State Senator Bert Stedman signs petition to repeal Senate Bill 21; U.S. Coast Guard terminates voyages of five commercial fishing vessels near Juneau; Norton Sound Hoop Camp…

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Independence Day

Oh, the Fourth of July. I have so many wonderful memories of parades and fireworks as a child. My sister and I often visited our grandparents in upstate Pennsylvania on the Fourth of July. I’m not sure if it was the awe of the fireworks, the late-night fresh ice cream or just the fact I…

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Update News: Thursday, July 4, 2013

In Thursday’s news: ADF&G further restricts fishermen with limited king salmon in Unalakleet and North Rivers; Alaska Office of Children’s Services looking into records of Bethel man accused of sexually abusing children; State Troopers still investigating burglary in Marshall; Wildfire south of Two Rivers grew to 50,000 acres Wednesday; Church bells ringing around Alaska marking…

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The truth

Our inspirational spot for the week: No one in the world can change the truth. All we can do is seek it and live it.

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Positive momentum

Western Alaska saw record heat, and then the rains came. The ice has finally left the beaches and off-shore waters. Summer is here! Nonprofit organizations of our size have seen a drop in donations of about 9% this year. KNOM was no different – until we asked for prayers and help with our finances. The…

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July ’89: In the Soviet Union, a familiar voice

July 4, 1989 Walking on the main street of Provideniya, USSR, general manager Tom Busch encounters a young English teacher who recognizes his voice from the radio. “Everyone in Provideniya knows you!” she exclaims. Tom and son Steve are part of a Cub Scout field trip to the Soviet Union. They and the thirty others on…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Endangered Species Act under scrutiny by Western Governors ‘Association; Growing wildfire near Fairbanks forces evacuation watch; Two Washington state men spent night in Alaska wild after airplane crash near Talkeetna; Alaska’s lone U.S. House member is seeking twenty-second term; State trying to keep pressure on company building major natural gas pipeline; An…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Walruses in Chukchi Sea affected by diminishing sea ice; State of Alaska files lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries for listing bearded seals as a threatened species; Fifty-two mushers sign up for 2014 Iditarod; Largest wildfire in the state is no longer directly threatening Lime Village.

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Dear Cher – It’s me, Josh.

Sometimes when you can’t get your thoughts together and you’re walking a hazy emotional path it can do you a world of good to reach out to a close friend.  On this blog I share with you a transcript of a letter that I recently sent to my dear friend, Cher.  Who better to be…

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