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No Card In Camera

Auroras 2

Tara gets an amazing view of the Aurora Borealis, and forgets to put the memory card in her camera. Sometimes it’s just about the experience.

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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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Iditarod!

Iditarod has come and gone. I am exhausted. The entire KNOM staff is exhausted. As dog teams raced their way from Anchorage, through the Alaska Range, up the Yukon River and to the Bering Sea Coast we followed them closely, tracking mushers on GPS, digging through websites for race analysis, listening to Laureli’s interviews with mushers…

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KNOM heard in Sweden!

The light is returning, and on clear days, the sky radiates a sparkling, deep blue light. Sunrise and sunset glow with fiery yellow and red hues. At night, the stars and planets twinkle with occasional interruptions from majestic auroras. Last week, we received notification that a long-distance radio listener in a small village called Forsa (shown in…

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Wear Snow Pants: A Cheechako’s Guide to Alaskan Livin’

Cheechako: noun. (From the Chinook jargon) a person newly arrived to the mining districts of Alaska or Northwest Canada; roughly translates to “newcomer” or “tenderfoot”.  Despite being a cheechako, I have learned a few things about life in the last frontier these past few months. I would like to share some of these with you.…

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Update News: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Grand opening tomorrow for Norton Sound Health Corporation’s new hospital & Quyaana Care Center; Nome’s Victoria Erickson received Governor’s Administrator of the Year Award, last weekend; Senator Donny Olson re-elected last week & now serves largest district in the United States; Alaskans voted to approve Bonding Proposition A, which will apportion $453.5…

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In Western Alaska, winter’s coming – and quickly

The snow covers mountains, hills, and the tundra. On clear nights, we are blessed with colorful auroras as the night sparkles with stars and planets. The scenic majesty of bush Alaska is breathtaking during the day and at night. As the seasons change and the thermometer falls towards zero, we thank all who help us…

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Late Night Northern Lights

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve thought of the Aurora Borealis as one of the greatest wonders of the natural universe. Seeing the Aurora was one of the things I was most excited to do in Alaska. So last night, when the General Manager and Business Manager’s daughter called me at 10:30 pm and…

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