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Archive for August 2013

Profile: Gold Miner Kenny Hughes

The town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. And this summer, KNOM has been talking with our gold mining neighbors. This week we talked with someone who was born in Nome. Meet Kenny Hughes. He began gold panning on…

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Communicorn, Eva, and Me

Communicorn (n.) A Community unicorn; a toy unicorn shared by a community; a community-centered unicorn that excels in the field of mass communications. See also, unicorns (magical creature), and The Unicorns (band). Donated to the KNOM Volunteer house by our late music director, the Communicorn comes to us with a wide range of talents. He…

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Profile: Growing Native

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Nome will be featured in the Alaska episode of Growing Native, an upcoming public television series about native people reclaiming traditional ways of harvesting and eating food. The seven-part series is directed by Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne and Arapaho filmmaker known for the critically acclaimed 1998 film Smoke Signals.  The Growing Native production team visited Nome…

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Update News: Thursday, August 15, 2013

In Thursday’s news: New lawsuit filed against state redistricting board; Center for Disease Control report says Alaskans pay heavy price for heavy drinking of alcohol; Nome will be featured in Alaska episode of “Growing Native”; Alaska volcano on Aleutian Islands again oozing lava. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-15-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: Shelby Anderson

Northwest Alaska is an area rich in heritage and culture. According to Anthropologist Shelby Anderson, it is a place where the past is relevant to the present and the future. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Portland State University. Although teaching in Oregon, she completes her research mostly in Northwest Alaska. Anderson…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Senator Hollis French to run for Governor; Erosion threatening archaeological sites on coast of Northwest Alaska; Two people safe after crashing float plane near Paxson; Water tank levels still low in City of Unalakleet; Coast Guard report on grounding of Kulluk won’t be released until next year; Nome Public Schools receives completed…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council considers alcohol sales tax; 62 people finish first ever swim relay across the Bering Strait; State Dept. of Natural Resources accepting bids for oil and gas lease tracts in North Slope and Beaufort Sea; Alaska lawmakers and government officials meeting in Anchorage to discuss “federal overreach.” http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: Bering Strait Relay Swim

Last Saturday, 62 people completed the first recorded relay swim across the Bering Strait – 53 miles in 41 degree waters – without wetsuits. The Bering Strait Swim Relay, organized by the International Ice Swimming Association, the Russian Book of Records, and other European partners, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the friendship flight from Alaska…

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Update News: Monday, August 12, 2013

In Monday’s news: Two 15-year-old Anchorage girls killed by intoxicated driver Friday; Coast Guard says Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground near Valdez; Russia leading the way in commercial shipping along Northern Sea Route; Japanese political leaders move to revitalize country’s nuclear program – may affect Alaska’s LNG exports; Statewide Broadband Task Force planning on…

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