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Update News: Friday, February 15, 2013

In Friday’s news: President of National Congress of American Indians says state of Indian Country is strong; Senators in Alaska, New England, New York and Mississippi asking President Obama to request disaster aid for fisheries; 2013 Iron Dog Snowmachine Race begins Sunday in Big Lake; Parents can get free developmental check-ups for children birth to…

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Update News: Friday, February 1, 2013

In Friday’s news: Norton Sound Health Corporation delays opening of Norton Sound Regional Hospital and Quyanna Care Center; Army in Alaska banning alcohol in barracks across the state; Social Security benefits changing within next 28 days; Incoming Republican state chairman removed from office; Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony today on federal overreach managing state…

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Update News: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome’s Northwest Campus has new Director; Alaska did not receive any money from Sandy relief bill, but bill does allow for tribes to apply directly for future aid; Board of Fisheries adopts new management plan for Kuskokwim River; Alaska’s Senior Senator introduces legislation to rename Mount McKinley to Denali; Co-chair of State…

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Update News: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: U.S. House stripped relief bill of money for fishery disaster in Y-K Delta and Upper Cook Inlet; Alaska Legislature gaveled in yesterday for start of new legislative session; Governor Sean Parnell preparing for fourth State of the State address; Kawerak, Inc. still deciding how to move forward with regional recycling expansion project;…

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At year’s end, gratitude and service

As 2012 comes to an end, we thank the entire KNOM family for keeping positive programming beaming to thousands of families. Your support affects listeners across 100,000 square miles of snow-covered tundra and the frozen Bering Sea. The KNOM staff and volunteers appreciate the opportunity to serve remote listeners, 24 hours a day! We wish you…

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December 1992: In Elim, a fill-in for Santa

December 18, 1992 KNOM volunteer music director John Albers suddenly finds himself in a red suit, filling in for an ailing Santa. John portrays the jolly old elf on a National Guard flight to the village of Elim, about 100 miles east of Nome.

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Ready for (more) construction!

Somewhere in the cargo containers you see above (recently unloaded from a massive barge shipment at Nome’s port) are the materials we’ll soon use to continue construction on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. We so appreciate all who have given their time, talents, and treasure to allow this project to move forward. The…

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Conversations in rural Alaska

A regular part of our mission is to send our hardworking volunteers to the rural, isolated villages in our listening area, especially when events rally those communities together around a particular cause. Last month, volunteers Eva DeLappe and Lucus Keppel visited one of the communities closest to KNOM: Teller, a village on the coast of…

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As the snow falls, thanks from a listener

Temperatures – and snowflakes! – continue to fall, and the ground is solidly frozen. Cold mornings and evenings are highlighted by beautifully colorful sunrises and sunsets. We are truly blessed to be a part of this radio mission serving Western Alaska. Last week, we received a phone call from a listener. She thanked us for…

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Update News: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters will determine whether Republicans will take control of both houses of the state Legislature; Tom Sparks appointed council member by Nome Common Council, last night; Accidental fire burning outside Dillingham; Experts testifying before new Alaska sex trafficking task force says teen victims too afraid or embarrassed to come forward; Analysis…

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