This Friday and Saturday, Kawerak and Nome Eskimo Community are holding their annual e-waste event in Nome. Timed to work in conjunction with the City of Nome’s spring cleaning initiative, the event collects old electronics – ranging from computers and iPods to televisions and microwaves – and transports them to Seattle for recycling. The e-waste [...]
Archive | May, 2012
In Thursday’s news: City manager recommends tabling city gold permit for this season; DNR and state agencies to meet with miners; Chefornak VPSO accused of sexually abusing a minor; Governor signs bill to extend film tax credits and drilling incentives; Nome collects e-waste this weekend.
The Smithsonian is returning human remains to Shishmaref that were excavated over 80 years ago. The remains of an estimated 48 people will come back this summer, along with 6 funerary objects associated with burials. An additional 72 objects will go to St. Lawrence Island. The Shishmaref items and bodies came to the Smithsonian through [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge extends protest-free zone around Shell’s drilling vessels; The Nome School Board looks to boost attendance and will further examine attendance and tobacco policies.
Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. was born May 8, 1942 in Gambell and passed away June 16, 2011. In 2009, he shared memories and stories of growing up in Gambell before electric power and lights. He talks about helping his dad hunt seals and the community’s dependence on dog teams.
This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 31, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about the effects of television in Western Alaska. What kind of role does TV play in your life? Is it your go-to source for news and for what’s happening in the world? Do you think that TV is having a negative impact upon [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Pedro Bay men indicted on felony sexual assault charges; Moose tramples two girls in Eagle River; DNR turns down permit for offshore mining operation between Nome River and Cape Nome; Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to host cold water safety class in Nome; Heavy rains near Fairbanks boost flood chances.
In Monday’s news: Federal court upholds Shell Oil’s drilling plans; fisheries managers predict Yukon Chinook run to be below 2011 totals; Coast Guard rescues hunters near Port Heiden; Alaska Permanent Fund to invest $400 million in home rentals; 18 year old in Kenai shot by teenager; housing complex for chronic inebriates opens in Fairbanks.
The Emmonak Women’s Shelter has been operating for 34 years and uses Yupik language and culture as the backbone of its program to protect women and children. But the shelter’s call volume and caseload has jumped this summer, just as their bank account has nearly run dry. Lynn Hootch was the shelter’s director from 1993 to 2005. She [...]
Friday’s editions of Update News and Profiles include stories on the Emmonak Women’s Shelter. You can connect with the shelter on their Facebook page; the shelter is accepting donations on PayPal and at the shelter itself: Emmonak Women’s Shelter P.O. Box 207 Emmonak, AK 99581 phone: (907) 949-1434