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Hunting, fishing, bears, and weather

The change of the seasons is upon us, and the tundra is changing color. The last of the berry picking and seasonal canning is taking place. Hunting and fishing activities are winding down, and freezers are filling with cuts of fish and meat. Last week, at least one bear was spotted in and around homes in a…

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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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From Marble City to a Gold Rush Town.

When my friend Jason traveled from Knoxville to Nome the other week, he seemed to bring a few suitcases full of that warm Southeastern sunshine with him. The evening he arrived was the first of about a week of snow melting, come-out-and-play kind of weather. And what does one do after spending an Alaskan winter…

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Update News: Thursday, November 15, 2012

In Thursday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard still waiting for detailed report of oily substance samples taken from wildlife on St. Lawrence Island; Norton Sound Regional Hospital had Grand Opening Celebration, yesterday; Five crew members from Polar Wind were rescued after tug & barge went aground; Federal scientists say lack of summer sea ice is changing…

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Update News: Monday, November 12, 2012

In Monday’s news: Oiled wildlife confirmed on St. Lawrence Island; Another Democrat joins Senate Republican-led majority; Governor Parnell says State’s attitude toward tribes is unexpected and unwarranted; Emmonak City Council met for a special meeting, last Thursday, announcing new members and restructuring; Nome’s Victoria Erickson received Governor’s Administrator of the Year award.

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Sounding Board: Wildlife Within Community Borders

Musk oxen on Anvil Mountain

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 27, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about wildlife within community borders. What is acceptable when it comes to protecting your community? What is the balance between respecting nature and protecting human life, property, and pets? What would you like to see done when there is a struggle between nature…

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Fish and wildlife reports, and help from a KNOM alumnus

Fish are moving upriver, muskoxen are roaming the tundra, and bears are perched at the edge of streams looking for their next meal. Summer in bush Alaska means wildlife and fish reports on KNOM will keep everyone informed and safe. As summer progresses, our daily high temperatures are typically about 50 degrees, and we have been…

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Update News: Thursday, June 21, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Several villages and dozens of boats protest subsistence fishing closures along the Kuskokwim; Small plane crash north of the Brooks Range injures 3; Governor Parnell appoints Anchorage attorney Chuck Ray to Bethel Superior Court; Nome City Council approves $10.7 million budget, considers property tax mill rate increase; Costs for this year’s special…

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Update News: Monday, June 18, 2012

In Monday’s news: Two Alaska State Troopers shot during prolonged standoff in Kotzebue that ended with suspect taking his own life; Association of Village Council Presidents Myron Naneng asks Gov. Parnell to declare disaster over king salmon runs on the Kuskokwim and Yukon; Dave Benton, former Fish and Game deputy commissioner, appointed to Arctic Research…

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Update News: Thursday, June 14, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Exxon Mobil tells Alaska’s Senate Judiciary Committee it’s on track to develop part of the Point Thomson oil and gas field; Senator Lisa Murkowski challenges top Pentagon officials about plans to remove F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base; Nome City Council passes budgets, Snake River regulations; A federal judge set to hear…

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