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Reflections

The time of transition has arrived. One of our dear volunteers, Josh, has ventured forth finishing his year of service at KNOM and moving on to new and unique ventures. My beloved news team co-conspirator, Eva, is leaving next week. I head out only a couple of weeks behind her. While there is sadness, however,…

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Update News: Thursday, August 8, 2013

In Thursday: Preliminary report on Soldotna air taxi crash expected to be released soon; State Revenue Commissioner resigns for new post as CEO of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returns from test trials in the Beaufort Sea; Over the past two weeks, fourteen Alaskan teachers have been going to summer…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome Common Council authorizes completion of schematic design for Richard Foster Building; Pilot escapes injury after helicopter crash at Pogo Mine; Federal judge determines Shell’s spill response plan was legal during failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign; State environmental regulators approve permit of oil drilling waste storage in Nikiski; Palmer math teacher plans…

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Profile: Gold Miner Chick Trainor

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 this summer, we’re taking time to get to know our neighbors in Nome who are working in the gold mining industry. This week we spoke with Chick Trainor. Hear…

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Update News: Friday, August 2, 2013

In Friday’s news: City of Galena receives $900,000 federal grant for flooding recovery; Senator Lisa Murkowski wants explanation for Army artillery use that potentially started wildfire; Representative Don Young votes to reduce borrowing costs for college students; State advisory panel holding summit on Alaska’s relationship with the federal government; Republican Bill Walker planning to run…

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Update News: Thursday, August 1, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Toddler dies after being struck by slow-moving pickup in Pilot Station; Nome Common Council votes to begin investigative work at future site of Richard Foster Building; Congress is debating funding levels that will impact Alaska; California appeals court panel rules against special protections for developers of proposed Pebble Mine; Sarah Palin to…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In Friday’s news: Alaska’s Office of Children Services no longer answering questions about Bethel child molestation case; U.S. Air Force changing deadline for comments on moving F-16 squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage; NTSB to investigate barge that hit U.S. Coast Guard cutter; President Barack Obama laying out plan to simplify and lower corporate tax rates;…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Senator Olson and Representative Foster throwing weight behind St. Lawrence Island’s quest for aid; State health officials have responded to spike in TB in YK region community; Effort to repeal tax cut on oil companies meets number to get on ballot; Oil sheen from sunken tender still seen in Bristol Bay; U.S. and…

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PROFILE: Ian Foster

Nome is in the midst of a 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. KNOM is getting to know our neighbors. Meet Ian Foster. He came to Nome four years ago planning to mine for…

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Update News: Friday, July 26, 2013

In Friday’s news: Native Village of Gambell declares economic disaster due to low walrus harvest;  Challenge filed to Alaska Redistricting Board’s latest redrawing of political boundaries; Coastal Villages Region Fund asking for more fish for their fishermen; As Nome is in the midst of its second gold rush, meet gold miner Ian Foster.  

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