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Archive for November 2013

Update News: November 26th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: At it’s regular meeting, the Nome City Council discussed fluoride, development, and safety; Southwest Alaska is using a new mapping technology to find potential gold deposits; Alaska’s largest basketball tournament is set to kick off in Anchorage. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-26-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 25th, 2013

In Monday’s news: A small Canadian mining company is in the early stages of exploring a graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula; AK Transportation Department will pay $322,000 for violations to water safety; The U.S. Defense Department has released a 16-page Arctic Strategy Document; Emmonak and Noatak receive USDA rural development grants to to build…

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The Luck in Malady

Zach recently traveled to the community of Stebbins to report on storm damage inflicted by this month’s Bering Sea storms. The trip, albeit quick, taught multiple lessons.

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Update News: November 22nd, 2013

In Friday’s news: After a week without a working  system, water is flowing again in Emmonak, but questions remain; Team Rubicon slated to head to Koltik as part of clean-up effort coordinated between local governments, Red Cross, and State; Legal fight over Alaska re-districting nearing its end; Nome Rec center hosts weekly Zumbini classes to…

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Update News: November 21st, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Federal Subsistence Board gathered in Nome to discus state’s rural determination criteria; Congressional ceremony honors Tlingits who served as WWII code-talkers; AK Oil and Gas Conservation Commission revises proposed regulations for hydraulic fracking; Paper presented at climate talks in Warsaw calls rate of acidification unprecedented. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 20th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: With Stebbins still struggling to recover after storms, Kawerak and Sen. Donny Olson chartered a flight to meet with community members about their needs; AST in Nome celebrated the opening of it’s new building; State could be lead investor on large LNG project, according to new report out of DNR; Nome’s Joint…

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Help Kotlik, Stebbins, Gambell, & Savoonga

If you would like to help families of Stebbins / Kotlik affected by flooding or families in Gambell / Savoonga in need of food, here’s how to pitch in and help out: Kotlik: KNOM is accepting donations of clean blankets/bedding and winter boots. Bring your donations by KNOM now through this Friday November 22, (donation deadline extended…

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Update News: November 19th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: AK’s redrawn political boundaries meet constitutional standards; Kotlik is relying on emergency water supplies; Bethel pushes to keep its rural status; AK epidemiology releases a review on huffing, or inhalant abuse. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-19-knom-update-news.mp3

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Training for Marathon Winters

At the Top of the World (or at least Anvil Mountain)

I talk to my parents every week, which is way more often than I did in college. When I was in school, my parents basically knew where I was and what I was doing, because they too went to university in the Midwest for their liberal arts educations and were gloriously open-minded about college activities.…

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