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Update News: Friday, October 12, 2012

In Friday’s news: Nome runway 10-28 now open; Anchorage police find second body this week; Alaska Miner’s Association met in Nome, yesterday; GCI reports service will be lost a few minutes daily; ACLU of Alaska visited Nome this week.

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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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Update News: Thursday, May 17, 2012

Errant text to trooper in Bethel have two women facing possible misdemeanor charges; Nome breaks record for wettest day in May; state releases draft EA for Nome runway safety improvements; environmental and AK Native groups appeal air permit granted to Shell; Inupiat Word Finder App now available.

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Update News: Thursday, April 19, 2012

NSB police shoot Barrow man; voters in Holy Cross re-elect city council members; kidnapping charges filed in the death of Samantha Koenig; Alaska Legislature begins special session; Nome’s main runway to close for two weeks this summer; Nome-Beltz Drama Club to present play this weekend; and a Smithsonian researcher will speak about 19th century ivory drill bows and the related oral histories.

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