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Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues

Nome Public Schools are aiming to increase student success by strengthening adult support for youth. Their Community Engagement Initiative, an ambitious three-year project coordinated by the Alaska Association of School Boards, is the focus of a special two-part series airing this week on KNOM. “Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues” airs Tuesday, February…

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By 2014, a Wellness and Sobering Center in Nome

To respond to the need for substance abuse treatment the Norton Sound, Norton Sound Health Corporation is planning on starting a substance abuse treatment center in Nome. The Wellness and Sobering Center will be based in the old hospital, and may open as early as fall 2014. NSHC is looking to village-based counselors, tribal healers,…

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Update News: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: City of Nome taking resident Mike Benchoff to court; City of Nome decided how to spend $100,000 NSEDC Community Benefit Share; Alcohol abuse, cost of healthcare, and weight issues are top health concerns for Alaskans; National Weather Service predicting another icy winter ahead for Bering Sea.

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Winter is Coming, Did You Bring Your Coat?

“I hate summer. My winter clothes and animal hats want to be liberated NOW.” This is what I told a friend as I suffered from heat stroke last summer.  I daydreamed of snow and wind and of a frozen land up north, and guess what? I got it. This is my first winter in Nome.…

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Update News: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Trials began in Bethel for fishermen who allegedly fished with restricted salmon nets; Air taxi pilot spent cold night after crashing near Emmonak; New report finds alcohol & drug abuse cost Alaska $1.2 billion in 2010; Congressman Don Young is running for Alaska seat in U.S. House of Representatives; Alaska’s migration of…

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Profile: At NEST, Shelter and Soup

Last winter, Shoni Evans made soup for Nome’s overnight emergency shelter almost everyday for seven months. Each morning Evans cooked about 40 cups of muskox stew, caribou soup, or smoked salmon chowder in her Snake River home. And she delivered it to the Nome Emergency Shelter Team at Nome’s Nazarene Church close to every afternoon–come rain, blizzards,…

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