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Archive for September 2013

September ’70: Preparing the transmitter tower site

September 24, 1970 Volunteers John Pfeifer and Tom Busch continue to pound sizzling chisels into the permafrost for explosives expert Sam Tucker to pack with dynamite. They shovel and bucket out debris 11 to 12 hours a day, taking only 10 minutes for lunch and dinner; the meals are delivered to them seven days a…

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Update News: September 25th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Online petition demands NSEDC provide fuel subsidy to Nome, but misunderstands regional program cited; Joe Balash named acting commissioner of Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources; Nome hosts meeting for State Education Board, part of Chamber of Commerce plan to boost hospitality sector in town; Nome Board of Ed met Tuesday for a…

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Openings in the heavens

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in the heavens where the love of our departed ones peer through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy.

– inspired by an Eskimo legend

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Wired

Rolland holding ethernet cabling

While KNOM has no official IT Manager amongst our staff positions, you’d never know it with the thorough, dedicated volunteer work of intrepid chief engineer Rolland Trowbridge. As we go to press, Rolland’s latest improvement project at KNOM is to re-route and re-organize our office building’s ethernet cabling: the wiring our staff uses to access…

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A visit from Tom and Marian

Marian paints at our AM transmitter site

  We can’t thank enough the donation of talent, treasure, and time from two incredible KNOM supporters – Tom and Marian Braun – who spent two weeks at our mission last month. The Brauns have long been financial supporters of our mission, but last month, they took their support to a rare, exceptional level by…

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Wellness

Anna Rose on the tundra

“Were you here late last night?” My boss asked at our daily morning meeting. “I was here later than I should have been,” I said, thinking of the 2am timestamp on my story in dropbox. “I asked you if you could finish the story by the end of the day, and you said yes. If…

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