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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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Three years ago, ten years ago

Ric shoveling

While Nome has experienced a relatively warm winter this year – with widespread melting and relatively little snow to speak of – winter in our region is, as you might expect, often the opposite. Here are two examples. In 2011, only three years ago, our snow cover – and our exposure to heavy winter storms…

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Foreign Gear

“The season here is too long, brutal, and depressing to just eek through,” Zach says. “Better is finding a way to revel in cold-weather activities.”

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Winter Weather Prep

"Nah, We Probably Don't Need Snowshoes"

“Alaska has made me tougher in some ways, but it’s also made me realize that there are some things you don’t need to be tough about,” Emily says.

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Take that, SAD

It’s a dark, cold season in Alaska, but Tara says there are lots of ways to keep cheery: from Latin dance classes and yoga to multivitamins and time with the “sunbox.”

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Training for Marathon Winters

At the Top of the World (or at least Anvil Mountain)

I talk to my parents every week, which is way more often than I did in college. When I was in school, my parents basically knew where I was and what I was doing, because they too went to university in the Midwest for their liberal arts educations and were gloriously open-minded about college activities.…

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Update News: November 11th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Kotlik declares a disaster after destructive flooding this weekend; Community-wide evacuations in Stebbins due to storm flooding; Hundreds of feet of water infrastructure damaged in Unalakleet due to storm erosion; The 32nd Annual BSSD Wrestling and Cheerleading tournament wraps up in Unalakleet Saturday evening. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-11-knom-update-news.mp3

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Preparing for winter

Tara throws the switch

We’re at the start of our long, sub-Arctic winter. As rain and mud turn to snow and ice underfoot, we, like our listeners, are taking all the steps you’d expect to prepare for the colder months to come.

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