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Update News: March 27th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Roadless rule should not apply to AK’s Tongass Nat. Forest, contends federal appeals court; AK Native Villages Grant Program receives $10 million to upgrade rural water and sewage; Thawing permafrost emits more CO2 than tundra’s vegetation can absorb, according to new study; Monday March 31st is the deadline to apply for the…

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A DIY solution for an askew building

We’ve been working hard to stretch our financial resources. Sometimes, that means being creative in problem-solving, even when the ground is literally shifting underneath us – as it has, in recent weeks, at our AM transmitter site. KNOM’s AM transmitter building and tower sit on the outskirts of Nome, about 3 miles east of town. From one season to…

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September 1970: Dynamiting into the permafrost

September 21, 1970 Volunteers Tom Busch and John Pfeifer and dynamite expert Sam Tucker put in another day, melting holes into the permafrost with red-hot chisels and heavy hammers. Sam’s dynamite blasts excavate an average of about a foot a day on the main hole for the tower, as well as the three smaller holes…

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Profile: What Caused Mammoths to Go Extinct?

Wooly mammoths once roamed across Europe, Northern Asia, across the Bering Strait and throughout Alaska and Canada. But they mostly disappeared from North America around ten thousand years ago—and around four thousand years ago, they had vanished entirely. But why?

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Update News: Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Air National Guard responds to a downed aircraft north of Fairbanks; Leaders from Shishmaref and Newtok in Washington, D.C. to seek funding for dealing with climate change; Alaska Center for Energy and Power tells Nome city officials Pilgrim Hot Springs geothermal resource could yield up to 10 megawatts; Ethan Berkowitz reports…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell rejects state-run health insurance exchanges for Alaska; The Coast Guard says no damage found on Shell’s oil rig after it slipped anchor Saturday; Mary’s Igloo Traditional Council, recovering from recent fire, receives $50,000 from National Endowment for the Arts; NSEDC begins four “egg take” salmon hatchery programs next week;…

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