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Archive for October 2013

Update News: October 16th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Pilgrim Hot Springs revises geothermal energy forecast based on recent drilling; Red King Crab fishery stalled amid gov’t shutdown, but Norton Sound Region spared; Official candidacy announcements come from Dan Sullivan, Byron Mallot, and Hollis French. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-16-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: October 15th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council discusses lowering the speed limit on Greg Kruschek Ave; Shishmaref  to vote next week on whether or not to repeal its local option law; Galena residents navigate assistance programs to repair homes damaged by spring flooding; Nanook wrestling team hosted the Nome Invitational on Saturday. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-15-update-news.mp3

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Frontier Individualism

Teller Road screenshot

Yesterday, Zach came across an article by Gene Weingarten from the May 1, 2005 edition of the Washington Post Magazine in which Weingarten describes Nome as “the last outpost, Babylon on the Bering, famously dissolute, said to be home to the desperate, the disillusioned, the hollow-eyed, the surrendered, the exiles, the castaways, the cutthroats, the…

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Update News: October 14th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Statoil comes to Nome to discuss potential lease-holdings in Chukchi Sea; Museum and Library Commission in Nome gets update on Richard Foster Building; GCI to drop KTUU channel in nine communities over payment dispute; Company handling Alaska’s medical records defends its privacy protections. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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The first hints of winter

The snow is starting to accumulate on the mountains, hills, and the tundra. At night, if the sky is clear, you can sometimes see wispy, colorful auroras dancing in the expansive darkness. During the day, the weather ranges from snowy to mostly sunny and cold. As the seasons change and the thermometer heads towards zero,…

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October ’71: The loss of Br. Huck

October 8, 1971 Traveling by small boat from the village of Pilot Station to St. Mary’s, 33-year-old Br. John Huck, SJ, and three others drown when their boat capsizes near the confluence of the Yukon and Andreafsky Rivers. Huck, who directed construction on the studio building, had become a great friend to the KNOM crew,…

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Update News: October 11th, 2013

In Friday’s news: AK fishermen lack easy access to healthcare; Haines Borough amends charter to end corporate personhood; AFN needs volunteers in advance of annual convention and Elders and Youth Conference; This year’s salmon harvest most lucrative in AK history. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-11-knom-update-news.mp3

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Sunset over the Nome shoreline

Before coming to KNOM, I was working in theatre. Four things taught in light design are: 1.)  The eye first goes to the brightest point on the stage. 2.)   Light illuminates what the designer wants the audience to see. 3.)  The absence of light hides what the designer does not want the audience to see.…

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Update News: October 10th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Nome resident receives $53,722 in damages from a slip and fall; Alaska congressional leaders plan to get crab season on schedule; Great Bear Petroleum says data confirms new oil resource south of Prudhoe Bay; Introducing Au Gratin, a new Nome food truck serving Louisiana-style food. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-10-update-news.mp3

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