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Santa Goes to Shishmaref

Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Shishmaref, Alaska

Even though ours is a region plentiful in reindeer, that’s not how Santa Claus — and one of our reporters — traveled to one of the communities KNOM serves for a special visit last month.

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Update News: December 26th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association sends delegation to Washington, DC; U.S. Army Corp of Engingeers delays release of important decision on WAK deep draft port; 2014 Arctic Winter Games organizers are looking for translators ahead of March event. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-26-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 5th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: NTSB shifts  from on-scene investigation to recovery operation for recent crash outside St. Mary’s; AT&T service difficulties continue in Nome; Savoonga harvested a whale Tuesday but economic and food shortages persist; The Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group meets in Anchorage to discuss conservation of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-05-knom-update-news-noon.mp3

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Wildlife and new arrivals

  Birds are nesting and salmon are moving upriver as muskoxen roam about, looking for food in small groups. Caribou and reindeer feed on the lush tundra, and bears sit riverside, ready for a fish feast. In Western Alaska during the summer, wildlife truly are both wild and lively – and, often, nearby, in close…

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