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Archive for January 2014

Cataclysmic Anesthetic

Zach’s recent visit to Stebbins, a community still recovering from devastating flooding in November, revealed how the community is working together to rebuild and strengthen themselves for future challenges.

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Hey, Lower 48, let’s trade!

"Ransom" note

Whether you’re in northern Alaska or anywhere in the Lower 48, it’s likely that unusual weather has been on your mind – or disrupting your day-to-day life – over the past few weeks. The region we serve, Western Alaska, has seen temperatures rise well above normal in the past week – into the 40s and…

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Update News: January 31st, 2014

In Friday’s news; Elected leaders in Stebbins are organizing development priorities for federal assistance funds connected with November storms; Legislation challenging Parnell’s Medicaid decision is filed; Sen. Begich plans on addressing US Postmaster General over complaints by Alaskans on spotty mail service. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: She went to Antarctica; meet Sarah Aarons

Sarah Aarons will be analyzing ice cores this year. She’s a PHD candidate at the University of Michigan and the ice cores she drilled herself in Antarctica in November and December of last year. She’s looking at the ice to study paleoclimatology – the history of the climate at the Taylor Glacier. What she will…

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Update News: January 30th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: State legislature discusses HB 181, the mining tax revenue bill; Bering Straits small businesses have opportunity to receive free commercial energy audits; AK Food Policy Council holding meeting in Nome to discuss local food system; Dust in Antarctic ice cores could provide clues to future polar melting. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: January 29th, 2014

In Tuesday’s newscast: HB199, bill seeking to arm VPSO’s, is held after committee debate in legislature; State wildlife officials wondering whether warm temps will bring out hibernating bears; Nome Board of Ed extends superintendent Gast’s contract, discusses FY15 budget. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-29-knom-update-news.mp3

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Breakfast Wednesday!

Crepe

For this Breakfast Wednesday, it’s peanut butter and banana crepes! They may sound fanciful and difficult, but trust me, it’s super simple. The recipe for the crepes is as follows: Ingredients Crepes: 1 cup of whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour if that is in your food stores) 1 tablespoon of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of salt…

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Update News: January 28th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: The Nome Common Council discussed the Richard Foster Building, mushing, and other city issues at last night’s meeting; Alaska Department of Transportation says highway access to Valdez is indefinitely cut off following avalanches; Record winter temperatures were set in Nome yesterday, and warm weather is expected to persist; Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, snowboarder with…

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Update News: January 27th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Gov. Sean Parnell introduced his new education package with a small increase for school funding; Pres. Obama’s declaration of a natural disaster in Western Alaska last week means public assistance money will be made available through FEMA; Former manager of the Fort Yukon Native Village Corporation faces felony embezzlement charges next month;…

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