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A more beautiful Nome

The KNOM news department has recently reported on beautification efforts made by the city of Nome: the “abatement” (or demolition) of a number of abandoned structures. In the small communities we serve, these small civic improvements can make a big difference in town pride and even public safety; on rare occasions, abandoned structures can become…

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November 1990: Bringing down the (crooked) house

November 6, 1990 One or two swings with a sledgehammer are enough to take down entire four-foot sections of the walls of the old volunteer women’s dormitory nicknamed the “Crooked House.” With most of the wall structure gone, Br. Ray Berube, FIC, hopes to pull over the sagging roof. However, the building is weaker than…

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Sounding Board: The White Alice Towers

Anvil Mountain Summit

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 6, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about Nome’s famous White Alice towers (at the summit of Anvil Mountain), which have recently been slated for removal by Sitnasuak Native Corporation. Should the White Alice towers stay or go? If you favor demolition, what should be done with the land? If…

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Update News: Thursday, June 21, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Several villages and dozens of boats protest subsistence fishing closures along the Kuskokwim; Small plane crash north of the Brooks Range injures 3; Governor Parnell appoints Anchorage attorney Chuck Ray to Bethel Superior Court; Nome City Council approves $10.7 million budget, considers property tax mill rate increase; Costs for this year’s special…

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