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Sun, Sun, Sun

The sun hangs low over the Nome port, past midnight on a June evening.

Summertime brings to KNOM country the endless sunlight for which Alaska is famous. On the summer solstice, the sun will shine above Nome’s horizon for nearly 22 hours.

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New Light

LED light

New light is beaming down on our mission these days: both indoors and out. Not only are Western Alaska’s daylight hours increasing rapidly, but we’re also continuing our initiative to replace our studios’ fluorescent lights with brighter and more energy-efficient LEDs.

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The light is back.

Sunset

Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”

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How Early is Too Early?

We’re nearing the time in Western Alaska when the deepest darkness is upon us, but for me, it feels very similar to all the other days. Yes, the sun takes longer to rise each morning – today, for instance, it will rise at 11 AM and set at 4 PM – but since I’m in…

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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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South Seas: Nome

Hi! I’m Lucus Keppel, the latest of the KNOM volunteers to arrive in Nome – nearly a month and a half after Josh started the ball rolling on this year’s crop of volunteers. I’m really excited to be here! As a seminary graduate with a background in radio broadcasting, this position is an ideal way…

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