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In the News: From Fire to Ice

Onlookers and the East 3rd Avenue fire in Nome

Thanks to you, our listeners — and readers of KNOM’s online news — have received a wide slate of fascinating (and, at times, very urgent) news stories this autumn, the work of our intrepid news team (Matthew, Francesca, and Jenn). Here are just a few examples (all available online): One of the worst residential fires…

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Winter to Spring

Exploring an abandoned mining camp at Dorothy Falls on Sunday night

“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.

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Update News: April 21st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Non-white groups remain at higher risk for HIV, AIDS in Alaska; Legislature extends 90-day session to tackle education, budgets; Bill to create partially state-owned natural gas pipeline goes to governor’s desk; Bill symbolically recognizing 20 Alaska Native languages as “official” passes; Fish and Game veterinarian warns invasive ticks pose threat to moose,…

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Keeping the station warm

Our new boiler

It might seem like a routine or prosaic replacement, but for a radio station in the sub-Arctic, it’s utterly crucial: last month, KNOM replaced the boiler in its studios (as pictured, mid-replacement, above). Our studio boiler, which generates the heat for the ambient temperature of the building, had been in need of a permanent fix…

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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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