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Update News: January 3rd, 2014

In Friday’s News: Recent filings show Exxon and Chevron have made large contributions towards efforts at preserving governor’s oil tax law; Washington, DC taking up energy measures likely to affect Alaska in 2014; Chairman of Sealaska’s board of director’s stepping down; Era Alaska changing name to Ravn Alaska, but otherwise remaining the same. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-03-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 4th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome’s Board of Ed met for its regular meeting, discussing fund dispersals, renovations, and achievement; Nome’s Chamber of Commerce releases survey results on changes in Alaska Airlines flight schedule; CDC publishes results of a recent study on the Powassan virus in Western Alaska. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-04-knom-update-news.mp3

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“Oh, foggy day…”

Nome residents may have had the old George Gershwin song (“A Foggy Day”) running through their heads early last month, as KNOM’s hometown was shrouded for days in thick fog (not to mention, low-30s temperatures and snow in June!). In Western Alaska, fog isn’t just a curiosity (or mere fodder for song lyrics); foggy weather…

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Hindsight

With the dawn of a new year upon us, I have been reflecting upon being halfway through my volunteer year here at KNOM.  I came across this little diary entry recently and thought it summed up my arrival to rainy Nome, Alaska quite well! What an adventure it has been so far. I’ve grown so…

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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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Heavy weather, a week of cancelled flights, and new volunteers

As you may know, the Western Alaska communities that we serve are not connected to the state’s road system. Our ability to travel and to transport goods is thoroughly dependent upon commercial and cargo airlines and, especially, upon the weather. Lately, low visibility and other poor conditions have forced the cancellation of a number of Nome-bound flights.…

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Profile: Diomede Helicopter Pilots

Evergreen Helicopters is resuming mail service to Diomede after the ice runway went out last week. The company has a new pilot, Mike Maness, taking over the Diomede route and moving his family to Nome full time.   The outgoing pilot, Mike Kutyba, discusses the unique nature of the job and the relationships he’s formed.

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