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Ice In, Ice Out

Nome, Alaska, from the frozen Bering Sea

The freezing of the Bering Sea drastically changes the landscape of rural Alaska’s coastal communities. It also opens up new possibilities for transportation and subsistence.

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In the News: From Fire to Ice

Onlookers and the East 3rd Avenue fire in Nome

Thanks to you, our listeners — and readers of KNOM’s online news — have received a wide slate of fascinating (and, at times, very urgent) news stories this autumn, the work of our intrepid news team (Matthew, Francesca, and Jenn). Here are just a few examples (all available online): One of the worst residential fires…

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Update News: April 29th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Early breakup leaves gold mining operation stranded on ice float; Snowmachiner in Shishmaref dead after a crash Sunday; Nome Common Council discuss regulation, rates, and revenues at regular meeting; NSEDC gives $1.32 million to 2,700 house holds in region through energy subsidy; DoT preparing to start $26.6 million renovation of Nome airport in…

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Breakup Creating Havoc for Ice Dredgers

The early break-up of sea ice has left winter gold-dredging operations scrambling to haul equipment back to shore. And not everyone has fared well so far. “It was pretty crazy, saidJesse Strickling, part of the Lazy Gator mining operation that got cut off from shore when the chunk of ice they were staged on detached…

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Update News: April 28th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Republican candidates for U.S. Senate seat answer questions at forum; Bering Sea alliance hosting conference in Gambell on Arctic infrastructure this week; Fairbanks citizen groups suing state and EPA over Clean Air Act Violations; Nenana Ice Classic announces river breakup occurred Friday at 3:48 AST; Ice conditions in Y-K Region precarious say…

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Three years ago, ten years ago

Ric shoveling

While Nome has experienced a relatively warm winter this year – with widespread melting and relatively little snow to speak of – winter in our region is, as you might expect, often the opposite. Here are two examples. In 2011, only three years ago, our snow cover – and our exposure to heavy winter storms…

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Hey, Lower 48, let’s trade!

"Ransom" note

Whether you’re in northern Alaska or anywhere in the Lower 48, it’s likely that unusual weather has been on your mind – or disrupting your day-to-day life – over the past few weeks. The region we serve, Western Alaska, has seen temperatures rise well above normal in the past week – into the 40s and…

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Preparing for winter

Tara throws the switch

We’re at the start of our long, sub-Arctic winter. As rain and mud turn to snow and ice underfoot, we, like our listeners, are taking all the steps you’d expect to prepare for the colder months to come.

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