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Archive for February 2014

Update News: February 28th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Fishing industry stakeholders defend Magnuson-Stevens Act; Sen. Begich introduces legislation towards suicide prevention; Free tax services coming to Bering Straits communities; 42nd Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow, ceremoniously. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-28-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: February 27th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: NOAA sends $21 million to AK in disaster funds for poor salmon returns; Nome Board of Education discusses next year’s budget; Yukon moose hunts extended due to travel conditions; Savoonga launches ivory carving class; Cyclists set new speed records in the Iditarod Trail Invitational. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-27-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: Rural Recycling

With the addition of a new recycling facility out at the landfill, Nome and the Bering Straits region continue developing a waste management strategy unique to rural conditions. The approach is split between an urban recycling model that removes potentially hazardous waste from communities, and the indigenous practice of salvaging as much as possible for…

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Update News: February 26th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: BLM issues report on oil and gas drilling in Nat. Petroleum Reserve AK; Man arrested in Quinhagak for recent death of Lisa Johnson; Scientists confirm waters surrounding St. Lawrence Island as important bowhead feeding areas; Troopers investigate ATV crash near Aniak as possible criminal case; Nome landfill expands its recycling capabilities. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-26-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: February 25th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Opponents of oil tax system offer alternatives; Nome police request budget for canine unit; BLM plans to stop Red Devil toxins from entering river; AK Army National Guard investigates sexual misconduct; Mekoryuk seeking higher musk oxen harvest allocations. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-25-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: February 24th, 2014

In Monday’s news: WIC and the DEC have issued a recall for cartons of OvaEasy egg-products shipped to families in rural Alaska; A young boy is arraigned in Nome for shooting a young girl with a BB-gun in Ambler; Nome’s Joint Utility Board meets to discuss fluoride, funding, and geothermal energy; Todd Minnick and Nick…

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Cramming for the races

Race season is upon us, and volunteers play a valuable role in providing on-air coverage, handling full-responsibilities right alongside full-time staff to get quality information to our listeners.

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