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Archive for September 2013

Great work, Tom and Marian!

In their second and final week of service to KNOM, we are thankful for the planning, funding, and hard work of Tom and Marian Braun from Colorado; they are two long-time supporters of KNOM who traveled up to Nome to help with several big projects. Marian’s selection, purchase, and construction of new insulated curtains for…

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Update News: September 19th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: This year’s Permanent Fund Dividend paid to state residents is $900; Dept. of Labor stats show high employment numbers in Oil-and-Gas sector ahead of controversial tax cuts; Pacific walrus have begun gathering on the northwest coast of Alaska amid season migration; The Sealaska Heritage Institute received almost half a million dollars for…

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Update News: September 18th, 2013

In Wednesdays news: Alaska Community Action on Toxics starts campaign to provide real aid to economic disaster victims on St. Lawrence Island; According to recent reports, Alaska’s Red King Crab fishery could crash in a few decades; Nome Joint Utility Board met to discuss fuel costs, electrical grid, and construction in Nome. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-18-knom-update-news.mp3

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September ’05: A “once in a hundred years” storm, again

September 22, 2005 For the second year in a row, Nome is hit by a “once in a hundred years” storm. The town loses power, and KNOM’s transmitter site generator keeps the station on the air for 134 hours until electricity is restored. General manager Ric Schmidt, on the East Coast to accept a Gabriel…

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Update News: September 17th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Edward Moses of Tununak held on $500,000 bail in Bethel in connection with the murder of his 2-year-old son; Mining giant Anglo American has pulled out of proposed Pebble Mine project; Sen. Begich held a listening session on the Magnuson Stevens Act in Nome this past weekend; DPS commissioner Joe Masters will…

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Close(r) To The Land

Gold mining dredge near Nome, Alaska

Up until now, I’ve never lived for any significant chunk of time anywhere that wasn’t a city. Boston, New York, New Haven, Istanbul, Prague, anywhere I’ve stayed long enough to unpack a duffle bag had at least two forms of mass transit, a cornucopia of cool cafes, ample access to curated art, and other trappings…

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Update News: September 16th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Police say a 5-year-old boy in Kotzebue was mauled to death by a dog on Saturday night; AST say a man in Tununak has been charged in the shooting death of his 2-year-old son; Sen. Begich visited Nome on Saturday and discussed matters both global and local; Open-enrollment for the Affordable Care…

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Update News: September 13th, 2013

In Friday’s News: A pump at Emmonak’s Water and Sewer Plant burnt out after being overworked by a series of leaks; Wilma Osborn violates parole conditions and is re-arrested by AST; Dan Sullivan has resigned from the DNR, is speculated to be making a bid for U.S. Senate; Sen. Begich to visit Nome this weekend,…

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