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Tugboat Gets Stuck Near St. Michael

A 66-foot tugboat that spent the summer dredging in Nome got stuck on some rocks 2 miles outside of St. Michael at a place called Rocky Point. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Responder John Ebel says there were two people on board the the Captain Hendren who made it to shore safely on Friday and…

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Profile: Stebbins Stories, a memoir by Phil Dunne

Philip Dunne taught in Stebbins for 15 years. When in Stebbins and since his departure in 1999, people in the community have encouraged him to write a book. The memoir documents all facets of his life in Stebbins. Dunne coached winning wrestling teams. He got to know and had some experience helping reindeer herder Teddy…

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Update News: Tuesday October 9, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: AK Airlines says flights running close to normal, 78 flights cancelled due to shut down in ticketing system; Nome east-west runway to open this week, opening delayed by weekend storm; Long-time Nome resident Mary Knodel recognized for service to City of Nome; $100-thousand warrant still out for John Wayne Strickling, accused of…

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Update News: Monday, October 8, 2012

In Monday’s News: As NJUS Manager looks into smart meters, protests take place across the U.S. and Canada; Calista subsidiary lands $4.5 billion federal contract; Family of Valerie Sifsof continues search; Palmer man dies in crash on Glenn Highway; Sen. Begich protests Xtratufs drop in quality and manufacturing in China; UAF Center for Alaska Native…

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Kimoktoak’s Body Found

The body of 48-year old Debbie Kimoktoak was found last Friday on the beach southwest of Unalakleet. Trooper Spokesperson Beth Ipsen says a Bering Air helicopter pilot reported spotting the body on the shoreline. Unalakleet State Troopers went out and recovered the body. Ipsen says Kimoktoak’s body was sent to the state medical examiners office…

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Boat Found Capsized, No Sign of Norton Sound Couple

Yesterday Alaska State Troopers located the boat that 41-year-old David Slwooko and 48-year-old Debbie Kimoktoak planned to take from Koyuk to Unalakleet on Monday. Family expected them in Unalakleet Monday night and by Tuesday when they had not arrived – family contacted the Troopers. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says the boat was found on the…

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Update News: Friday, September 28, 2012

In Friday’s News: AST presume missing boaters David Slwooko, 41, and Debbie Kimoktoak, drowned in Norton Sound, boat found capsized on beach; New grant program aims to prevent teen suicides in Alaska; About 300 soldiers return to AK yesterday from Afghanistan, 2,700 more expected back in next three weeks; Sealaska Heritage Institute to open Walter…

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Profile: Nome’s Community Garden

It’s harvest time at the community garden in Nome. The garden next to the Nome Food Bank is finishing up its first season. Despite the late start in July, founder Cheryl Thompson says community gardeners successfully sprouted broccoli, cabbage, mizuna, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, radishes, onions, swiss chard, turnips and peas. Hear more from KNOM Reporter…

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Update News: Monday, September 24, 2012

In Monday’s News: Charges dropped against Unalakleet Police Officer who shot a bear under order from city council; Crane in place & airport repair project nearing completion; NANA shareholders to receive $7.72 per share; Murkowski co-sponsoring Empower State Act; Nome Community Garden sprouts veggies.

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Update News: Friday, September 21, 2012

In Friday’s News: NPD reports 10-year-old Rebecca Kulukhon-Slwooko missing since 2:30pm yesterday (Update: found this morning fine and well) AST arrest Teddy Kyle Smith, charged with attempted murder, theft, robbery and weapons misconduct; Man falls to death last night at Dena’ina Center in Anchorage; Crane arrives for airport project, may be too heavy for old…

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