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Update News: December 9th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Savoonga harvested its second whale of the month on Friday; After more than 80 years, polar bear skulls from St. Lawrence Island are eligible for repatriation; Gov. Sean Parnell set to unveil 2015 budget proposal on Thursday; Mushers lament the lack of snow as they gear up for race season; Nome-Beltz High…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: ADEC receives report of an oil sheen east of Nome; Alaska Redistricting Board adopts new map; Incidental takes of Pacific walrus & polar bears in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas approved by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Northwest Arctic Borough School District in Kotzebue has won national award.

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May ’72: A film crew hits Nome

May 5, 1972: KNOM is helping a Walt Disney production unit this month with filming of the feature-length Tundra Summer, starring two Nome third grade children. The movie is released with the title Two Against the Arctic, featuring a trained polar bear from Seattle named Igloo.

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February 2002: Les and a polar bear

February 5, 2002: As he does every morning, engineer Les Brown drives to the remote KNOM transmitter site, walking the final 400 feet through deep snow in the morning darkness. Les is unaware that someone in a nearby cabin spotted a polar bear prowling the area overnight. Thankfully, Les finishes his work and returns to…

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