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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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Power Pole Breaks on Front Street

Downed power pole, Front Street, Nome

High winds from tonight’s storm broke off the top of a power pole on Front Street, taking a transformer with it. Nome Joint Utility employees and volunteers from the Nome Volunteer Fire and Nome Volunteer Ambulance Departments responded. A portion of Front Street was closed off and there were no reports of injuries.  

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Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke Testifies in Senate Hearing (full address)

U.S. Senator Mark Begich held a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, Saturday. Leaders from various Alaska Native regions testified including Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke, raised on St. Lawrence Island, in Savoonga. Listen, below, to Bahnke’s powerful testimony to Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-28-profile-senate-hearing-bahnke.mp3

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MINER Profile – David Olson

This summer for KNOM Profiles we’re talking to a miner every week. With 205 off-shore mining permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources this summer, Nome is in the midst of the second gold rush. This week, we spoke with the man who was the very first to put a suction dredge in the…

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Miner PROFILE: Maria Taurus

The State Department of Natural Resources issued 205 permits for offshore mining operations in Nome this year. In the midst of Nome’s second gold rush, the town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. At KNOM we’re taking time this…

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Music Special: David Wax Museum (LIVE recording)

The featured band for the 2013 Nome Midnight Sun Folk Festival is Boston-born David Wax Museum. Playing traditional Mexican instruments like the jarana and the quijada (donkey jaw bone) and throwing in an occasional guitar, accordian and a cajon box drum, the group has a sound all its own. So unique, they’ve created their own music…

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Update News: Friday, June 7, 2013

In Friday’s News: Pilot involved in fatal plane crash out of Petersburg reported fog and rain in area; Yukon River flood takes out taxiway in Emmonak, air service halted; Hearings continue for Teddy Kyle Smith of Kiana; Alaska Airlines flight schedules change to OME & OTZ in August, two flights, one direct.

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Update News: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In Wednesday’s News: PTPC issues severe reprimand to former NPS Superintendent Mike Brawner, sexual harassment charges placed on Brawner’s record; AK House of Representatives calls for Secretary John Kerry to attend Arctic Council meeting in May as America’s Arctic Minister; HB162 that requires teachers to work longer for tenure advances; AK House passes bill allowing…

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