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The Nome Static, Christmas 2013

Thank you, Father Armand!

Ric with Father Armand

This Christmas, we offer our great thanks and a sincere “God speed” to a truly inspiring member of our staff: the Reverend Armand Nigro, SJ, who steps down as KNOM’s spiritual advisor as of 2014. We’ve felt blessed knowing that Father Armand – a devout, kind man with a long history of service in Alaska…

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To the polls

Election day at Nome's polling place, Old St. Joe's. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM file.

Like all across the country, voters in Western Alaska went to the polls on November 5th. In Nome, the items on the ballot were relatively few: a run-off contest for a city council seat and an advisory vote on whether to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote, albeit in an “off” year,…

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Gavel-to-gavel for AFN 2013

AFN 2013 dance performance

In late October, KNOM was proud to present live, “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of one of the most important annual gatherings in the state of Alaska: the Alaska Federation of Natives convention (AFN), which is held each autumn in either Fairbanks or Anchorage. For the many different Native communities of our state, AFN is an opportunity to…

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The departure of Bishop Donald

At Deacon Bob's ordination

Our Catholic supporters – especially those in the Upper Midwest! – may be interested to know that the Bishop of the Diocese of Fairbanks, of which Nome and its environs are a part, has just become the Bishop of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Bishop Donald Kettler, who served in Alaska for 11 years, was installed as…

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Check your mailboxes (soon)!

In mid-January, KNOM will be mailing tax receipts to all benefactors who have donated a total of $50 or more in calendar year 2013. Our development team – Betsy and Lynette – are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Their office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Alaska time, or 12noon-9pm Eastern). Feel free…

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