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Archive for April 2014

Update News: April 30th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: After some difficult weather, Arctic development conference begins in Gambell; Nome Board of Ed discusses district data at work session; One fatality reported in Bethel blaze as investigators probe cause; Mist of oil and natural gas spray over 27 acres of tundra after North Slope pipeline malfunction; 3 Alaskan high schoolers named…

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Board of Ed Work Session Focuses on District Data

A handout at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.

The theme at last night’s Nome Board of Education work session was assessment, with board members briefed on topics ranging from parking lot safety to algebra textbooks. With the State of Alaska planning to change its education assessment standards in July, the district is planning to adopting new curricula. As states across the nation reject…

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Live flute from Cody Blackbird

Cody Blackbird in Studio A

Thanks to you, our broadcasts feature a wide variety of news, information, and music, including specialty shows from dedicated, local volunteers. One such volunteer, Lisa Ellanna Strickling, hosts a one-hour music show on Thursday afternoons, showcasing the wide diversity of Native American and Alaska Native musics; it’s a listener favorite. Recently, Lisa’s show had a…

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Our volunteers, busy traveling

Tara and Emily

Our volunteers remain busy! Recently, Tara and Emily (pictured, top) have traveled to the village of Elim (EE-lum) to represent KNOM at a youth career fair, and Dayneé has gone to Kiana (keye-ANN-uh, pictured below) to gather materials for her ongoing radio spot production. Newsie Zach has traveled to Savoonga (as described here) and is just…

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Hunting, fishing, and… filing

IRS 1040 tax return

We’ve just passed tax season. In April, many of our listeners – like, we suspect, many of our supporters – were busy gathering their paperwork and mailing off their returns. For some in our region, however, it’s not just a matter of breaking out the calculator and double-checking their W-2 and 1040. Non-cash income, as KNOM reporter Zachariah Hughes…

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Our new news director!

Matthew Smith

In April, the news within KNOM’s walls was, at least momentarily, the news department itself. It was a bittersweet moment as we said goodbye to our longtime news director and, a few weeks later, welcomed a familiar face to the position. We’re proud and so fortunate to have counted Laureli Kinneen among our ranks for…

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Update News: April 29th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Early breakup leaves gold mining operation stranded on ice float; Snowmachiner in Shishmaref dead after a crash Sunday; Nome Common Council discuss regulation, rates, and revenues at regular meeting; NSEDC gives $1.32 million to 2,700 house holds in region through energy subsidy; DoT preparing to start $26.6 million renovation of Nome airport in…

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Nome’s Summer Runway Renovations

The Department of Transportation plans on spending $240 million this construction season in Northern and Western Alaska. A large chunk of that money will go towards continued improvements to Nome’s airport. “It will focus on extending the runway 600 feet,” says DOT Information Officer Meadow Bailey. “We’ll also be doing some taxi upgrades, and then…

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