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Elder Voices: Patrick Omiak

Patrick Omiak, an elder from Little Diomede, Alaska

This September, Elder Voices remembered the late Patrick Omiak. Born in Diomede in 1935, the respected leader passed away in early August of this year due to natural causes. He was 77 years old.  In November 2010, Patrick shared his memories and experiences with Elder Voices. We re-aired his story this month in honor of his…

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Profile: Growing Native

Tundra berry

Nome will be featured in the Alaska episode of Growing Native, an upcoming public television series about native people reclaiming traditional ways of harvesting and eating food. The seven-part series is directed by Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne and Arapaho filmmaker known for the critically acclaimed 1998 film Smoke Signals.  The Growing Native production team visited Nome…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council considers alcohol sales tax; 62 people finish first ever swim relay across the Bering Strait; State Dept. of Natural Resources accepting bids for oil and gas lease tracts in North Slope and Beaufort Sea; Alaska lawmakers and government officials meeting in Anchorage to discuss “federal overreach.” http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: Bering Strait Relay Swim

Last Saturday, 62 people completed the first recorded relay swim across the Bering Strait – 53 miles in 41 degree waters – without wetsuits. The Bering Strait Swim Relay, organized by the International Ice Swimming Association, the Russian Book of Records, and other European partners, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the friendship flight from Alaska…

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Elder Voices: Nancy Walunga

  “It’s important to let them know who you are, where you are from, your language. When you get older you will see how important it is. Our history.”                                                    …

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Update News: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Archeologists uncover site of 200-year-old village near Kiana; Several airlines experience flight delays due to nationwide problem with computer system; PFD posts highest year-ending balance; Alaska Energy Authority granting $900,000 to help rural Alaskan communities become more energy efficient; Republicans hoping to stop EPA from blocking Pebble Mine development; Airship enthusiasts preparing…

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Update News: Monday, August 5, 2013

In Monday’s news: Buckland resident indicted on 9 counts in the shooting of VPO; Coast Guard calls of search for third of three people missing after boat sank in southeast Alaska, Washington man survived by swimming to shore; Five Alaska oil & gas leases extended and approved by Alaska Department of Natural Resources; Rep. Don…

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It’s a time of transition at KNOM. Emily, the newest volunteer to join the league of Western Alaskan awesomeness, arrived last week. Josh is flying out today. I’m flying out in two weeks, which makes this my last blog post. Time to say goodbye. When I think over my year there’s no real way to…

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Update News: Monday, July 29, 2013

In Monday’s news: Buckland VPSO shot by alcohol smuggler–recovering in Anchorage hospital; GCI on schedule to bring high-speed internet to Nome by the end of the year; Alaska Division of Public Health studies causes of pregnancy-related mortalities; Coast Guard cutter damaged in Cordova harbor; Mat-Su Borough planning for a new town site.  

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Update News: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: City of Nome trying for more funding for Richard Foster construction; Mercury monitoring site to be built in Nome; Katmai Air floatplane collides with fishing boat in King Salmon; Five members of a Fairbanks family injured when boat exploded in Valdez’ small boat harbor; Bering Straits Foundation to help businesses lower energy…

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