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Archive for November 2013

Thank you, Father Armand!

Ric with Father Armand

This Christmas, we offer our great thanks and a sincere “God speed” to a truly inspiring member of our staff: the Reverend Armand Nigro, SJ, who steps down as KNOM’s spiritual advisor as of 2014. We’ve felt blessed knowing that Father Armand – a devout, kind man with a long history of service in Alaska…

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To the polls

Election day at Nome's polling place, Old St. Joe's. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM file.

Like all across the country, voters in Western Alaska went to the polls on November 5th. In Nome, the items on the ballot were relatively few: a run-off contest for a city council seat and an advisory vote on whether to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote, albeit in an “off” year,…

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Gavel-to-gavel for AFN 2013

AFN 2013 dance performance

In late October, KNOM was proud to present live, “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of one of the most important annual gatherings in the state of Alaska: the Alaska Federation of Natives convention (AFN), which is held each autumn in either Fairbanks or Anchorage. For the many different Native communities of our state, AFN is an opportunity to…

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Update News: November 27th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich co-sponsor amendment moving forward on ice-breakers for Arctic; AK Dept. of Safety is asking the public to comment on a proposal to arm VPSO’s; The community of Newtok is dealing with storms and erosion as there are issues playing out with the legitimacy of the tribal council.…

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The departure of Bishop Donald

At Deacon Bob's ordination

Our Catholic supporters – especially those in the Upper Midwest! – may be interested to know that the Bishop of the Diocese of Fairbanks, of which Nome and its environs are a part, has just become the Bishop of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Bishop Donald Kettler, who served in Alaska for 11 years, was installed as…

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It all adds up

Every month, KNOM sends out our Static newsletter, keeping supporters up to date on what’s been going on at the station. The newsletter includes an envelope, giving the opportunity to donate. Each week we get envelopes in the mail, complete with stamps, another $.46 on top of the donation inside. Although this doesn’t seem like much,…

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Take that, SAD

It’s a dark, cold season in Alaska, but Tara says there are lots of ways to keep cheery: from Latin dance classes and yoga to multivitamins and time with the “sunbox.”

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