In Friday’s news: Former GCI employee accused of misusing customer information; Two prosecutors in Stevens case suspended; Emmonak Women’s Shelter still struggling with funding; Murkowski’s “Frankenfish” amendment fails in senate; Finnish man dies on Mt. McKinley, second fatality; EPA takes public comment on draft watershed assessment for Bristol Bay.
Archive | May, 2012
Evergreen Helicopters is resuming mail service to Diomede after the ice runway went out last week. The company has a new pilot, Mike Maness, taking over the Diomede route and moving his family to Nome full time. The outgoing pilot, Mike Kutyba, discusses the unique nature of the job and the relationships he’s formed.
In Thursday’s news: Rep. Joule won’t seek re-election; South African gold company and leading diamond firm announce plans for their 20-mile long stretch of 26 leases offshore; Suicide prevention training required for school personnel; Late sea ice break-up has herring fishery managers biting their nails.
Scott Handley will be the new Nome Beltz Principal this fall after current principal Steve Gast moves to a district office position. Handley has spent the past three years as a principal and teacher in the community of Nanwalek on the Kenai Peninsula. Handley grew up in South Dakota and spent most of his prior [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Oil and oily water spill at BP North Slope facility; Evergreen to begin flying mail to Diomede today, full service should resume soon; Redistricting plan approved; Increased ship traffic adds pressure for NOAA, surveying ocean bottom and mapping
19-year-old Emmonak woman charged with felony assualt; vessels docking in Snake River Area pay 1/2 rate of vessels docking in harbor; fallen McKinley climber from Germany; students say culture and mentors protect against suicide; former KNOM news reporter’s book released.
Former KNOM news reporter Jesse Zink has published a book about his time as a missionary in South Africa. Grace at the Garbage Dump explores his work and experience in a poor community. Zink helped patients struggling with HIV and AIDS, worked in microcredit programs, and tutored English students. He says cultural understanding was an [...]
Offshore miners to stay half mile from river mouths and 300 feet from fishing nets; McKinley climber dies after fall; AVTEC prepares workforce for broadband internet in rural Alaska; minor flooding on Snake River over the weekend.
This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 24, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about the decline of king salmon numbers in Western Alaska. How are the declining numbers of the king salmon fishery affecting you, your family, or your community? What does a diminished salmon fishing season mean for you? Has your salmon catch been smaller [...]
Nome Emergency Service providers and Norton Sound Injury Prevention will host a Safety Fair in Nome this Saturday at the Nome Elementary School parking lot. Bike safety and registration will be areas of focus. Presenters will also address gun and boating safety. Ambulance crews will be on hand with emergency planning information. The Safety Fair [...]
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