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Archive for August 2013

August ’09: “Come back soon!”

August 23, 2009 The transmitter fails this morning, just as the automated remote control commands the increase to daytime power. KNOM general manager Ric Schmidt coaxes it to operate at very low power: about 2,000 watts. The reason for the problem was a lightning strike that severed the jumper cable 100 feet above ground. Due to high…

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Profile: Nome’s Cultural Planners Group

Nome’s Cultural Planners Group is hosting a Fall Fun Fest in Nome this weekend. This is the third event the group has planned for the community, so KNOM’s Margaret DeMaioribus sat down with group spokesperson, Marjorie Tahbone, to learn about the how the group got started. Learn about the Nome Cultural Planners Group here: http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-22-profile-nome-cultural-planners-group.mp3  …

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Update News: Thursday, August 22, 2013

In Thursday’s news: NOAA Fisheries research vessel on its way to Chukchi Sea to study whales; New U.S. EPA administrator is scheduled to be in Alaska next week; Nome’s Cultural Planners Group hosting Fall Fun Fest this Saturday; Strong auroras have been forecast for the end of the week; 25 teams signed up this week…

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Daily Quote: Rainer Maria Rilke

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp visited Nome Tuesday; Oil prices have spiked recently; White House Office of Science and Technology Policy wants to hear your thoughts on National Arctic Strategy. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Archaeological site in Quinhagak reveals largest collection of pre-contact Yup’ik artifacts; Alaska State Troopers still searching for Unalakleet man accused of confronting police with a firearm; Anchorage police cracking down on drunk driving; Senate subcommittee looking into issue of education funding; Alaska Office of Boating Safety reminds boaters and hunters on the…

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Beyond the Power Lines

A post contributed by KNOM Volunteer alumnus, Ryan Conarro: Looking down the shoreline from the end of Nome’s Front Street, you can see a ribbon of pavement stretching toward Cape Nome: the Council Road. Waves crash, driftwood gathers, and a fleet of gold dredges buzzes away. Along the road stretch miles of electrical cable on…

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Update News: Monday, August 19, 2013

In Monday’s news: Stakeholders in Arctic, Kuskokwim and Yukon regions say they’re in a crisis; Number of ships through Bering Strait grew 118% between 2008 and 2012; Nome’s Quality Auto Women’s Softball Team wins 2013 Anchorage ASA Women’s Softball Tournament. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-19-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: Friday, August 16, 2013

In Friday’s news: Conservatives in Congress threatening to shut down the federal government; Alaska State Troopers still looking for 28-year-old Peter Jackson of Unalakleet; Dry weather and warm temperatures continuing to spread interior Alaska wildfires; Nome gold miner Kenny Hughes says mining has a big impact on city economy; Committee deciding whether Anchorage should bid…

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