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Profile: Nome-Beltz Dean of Students

Nome-Beltz will have a dean of students — Douglas Bushey — in place of the assistant principal this fall. Bushey was born and raised in Valdez. He’s worked in Wasilla, Bethel, and Clarks Point, and served as the principal at Shugnak for the past year. Bushey says his background in school safety directs his approach…

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Update News: Monday, June 4, 2012

In Monday’s News: Wasilla man drowns in Talkeenta; Managers undecided about Kuskokwim Chinook salmon escapement needs; Trawl surveys to take place in Bering and Chukchi seas; State challenges Mosquito Fork navigability decision; City of Anchorage considers land swap with airport; and Nome 8th graders share personal learning stories (hear more in Monday’s Profile).

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Update News: Friday, June 1, 2012

In Friday’s news: Gold miners upset with new rules creating buffer zones around rivers; City of Nome slated to give Nome Public Schools $1.77 million; Air Force could save $227 million in F-16 move; Alaska Supreme Court elects Dana Fabe Chief Justice; Rat Island renamed Hawadax; Nome’ s May temperatures were the coolest in a…

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Update News: Thursday, May 31, 2012

In Thursday’s news: City manager recommends tabling city gold permit for this season; DNR and state agencies to meet with miners; Chefornak VPSO accused of sexually abusing a minor; Governor signs bill to extend film tax credits and drilling incentives; Nome collects e-waste this weekend.

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Update News: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge extends protest-free zone around Shell’s drilling vessels; The Nome School Board looks to boost attendance and will further examine attendance and tobacco policies.

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Update News: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Pedro Bay men indicted on felony sexual assault charges; Moose tramples two girls in Eagle River; DNR turns down permit for offshore mining operation between Nome River and Cape Nome; Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to host cold water safety class in Nome; Heavy rains near Fairbanks boost flood chances.

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Signing off

Well folks, it’s been a wild and very rewarding two years. I haven’t wrapped my mind around it, but I am finishing my time at KNOM the first week of June. I’ve heard radio people on several occasions say that you never know what’s going to happen on live radio, and I think the same…

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Update News: Monday, May 28, 2012

In Monday’s news: Federal court upholds Shell Oil’s drilling plans; fisheries managers predict Yukon Chinook run to be below 2011 totals; Coast Guard rescues hunters near Port Heiden; Alaska Permanent Fund to invest $400 million in home rentals; 18 year old in Kenai shot by teenager; housing complex for chronic inebriates opens in Fairbanks.

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Profile: Diomede Helicopter Pilots

Evergreen Helicopters is resuming mail service to Diomede after the ice runway went out last week. The company has a new pilot, Mike Maness, taking over the Diomede route and moving his family to Nome full time.   The outgoing pilot, Mike Kutyba, discusses the unique nature of the job and the relationships he’s formed.

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