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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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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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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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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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A Winning Solution to Youth Suicide

How can rural Alaskan schools prevent youth suicide? For the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, the solution was innovative– train trusted, peer-selected students to become school elders, counselors responsible for the happiness and well-being of their community–and the results have been extraordinary. Hear more:    

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Profile: Brent Tuttle

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 these past few years. At KNOM this summer, we’re taking…

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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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PROFILE: Nome Judge Tim Dooley

If you live in Nome, you may have already met him. His name is Tim Dooley, and he is the new Nome Superior Court Judge. Dooley was appointed by Governor Sean Parnell in March and was officially installed in Nome on May 31st. He has twenty-two years of law experience and says he has wanted…

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PROFILE – Saved by Radio

On May 15, 2011, on a hunting trip about 50 miles outside of Nome, Wesley Perkins was attacked by a grizzly bear. Two years and 26 reconstructive surgeries later, Perkins has regained his voice. He’s using it in part to advocate for the amateur radio culture that helped save his life. Listen here:

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Profile: Military Toxins

Alaska Community Action on Toxics was in Nome on Monday with retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant, Jerry Ensminger, to talk about how military toxins are affecting local communities. Ensminger has been working for sixteen years to hold the military accountable for polluting the environment. These military toxins are linked with cancer and other illnesses around…

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