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Archive for September 2013

Update News: September 30th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Beringia Days Festival in Anadyr, Russia concludes; Gary Ballot to plead guilty to attempted murder charge connected to July shooting of VSPO in Buckland; Region I North high school cross-country meet took place in Nome on Saturday. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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A missing child and a meandering bear

With the support of caring families throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and overseas, KNOM contributes to the health and safety of thousands of families spread out over 100,000 square miles of Western Alaska. The power of radio saves and enhances the lives of people throughout the region. To all members of our KNOM Radio…

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October ’92: A superlative fall storm

October 5, 1992 The worst storm in eighteen years strikes Nome as a low-pressure center swells up a storm surge eight feet above normal with ten-foot waves above that. Covered with flotsam and jetsam, Front Street – Nome’s main thoroughfare – is underwater, and where it runs along the beach, half of it is gone.…

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Mush!

I can’t believe that no one has written about going mushing. Last week Tara, Zach, and I joined a local KNOM volunteer on one of his tri-weekly dog runs. He’s training for Iditarod qualifiers, and is starting to get into full season runs. He owns three dog teams: one for himself, one that belongs to…

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Update News: September 27th, 2013

In Friday’s news: At the Beringia Days Conference, shared cultures come together; The Interior Department seeks suggestions for additional offshore petroleum drilling tracts; Though land threatened by storms, Shishmaref refuses relocation; Federally purchased seafood is no longer required to carry non-governmental sustainability stamp. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-27-knom-update-news.mp3

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Friendship Flight 25th Anniversary

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Friendship Flight that flew between Alaska and Siberia in 1988. KNOM News Director Laureli Kinneen is in Anadyr, Russia reporting on the event. Listen to the story below. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-26-knom-special-friendship-flight.mp3

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Hunting, fishing, bears, and weather

The change of the seasons is upon us, and the tundra is changing color. The last of the berry picking and seasonal canning is taking place. Hunting and fishing activities are winding down, and freezers are filling with cuts of fish and meat. Last week, at least one bear was spotted in and around homes in a…

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Update News: September 26th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Two people confirmed dead, one missing, after boat accident in Lower Yukon River; BLM will begin remediating old wells in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve; US Sen. Murkowski says she’s been deluged with calls from constituents opposed to the ACA; Congress passes bill that could shift AK mining industry’s approach REE’s, but environmental…

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