In Wednesday’s News: Heavy rain and lack of drinking water in Kivalina prompts disaster declaration; Rain and high water threaten bridges, mining operations in other northwest communities; State attorneys file to challenge “per-clearance” section of federal Voting Rights Act; A federal appeals court says U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service correctly issued rules to oil companies [...]
Archive | August, 2012
It looks like the Anvil Mountain Towers north of Nome will not remain standing. The Air Force received directives from the Sitnasuak Native Corporation – the entity slated to take ownership of the land – to remove the towers. Sitnasuak President Chuck Fagerstrom says that on August 14th, the Sitnasuak Board of Directors voted to [...]
In Tuesday’s News: Sitnasuak directs Air Force to remove Anvil Mountain White Alice towers, Nome Museum & Library Commission hopes vote be reversed; Anchorage hotel credit card scam resurfaces; Environmental group wants cold-water corals listed as threatened species; Paratroopers to return to AK from Afghanistan Wednesday; Small eruption at Cleveland Volcano reported.
In Monday’s News: AK DOT to receive more than $20-million from unspent federal funds; Coast Guard rescues 72 people in sightseeing vessel in SE Alaska; Fall elections to decide control of state Senate; Inupiaq-Yupik actress Irene Bedard starts film production company in Anchorage; Anchorage softball team wins Little League Junior Softball World Series.
While the East-West runway in Nome has been closed since Monday due to a settling subsurface that created a big dip, no work has yet been done on the runway. So far seven Alaska Airlines flights have been cancelled this week due to winds and weather and the stricter flight restrictions. And the backed up [...]
In Friday’s News: Emergency runway closure has sees AK Airlines cancel flights this week, passengers scrambling; Sen. Murkowski works to approve Law of the Sea treaty; 150 vessels in Nome harbor with back ups, Port Director looking to future; Cold water coral has groups urging Sec. Salazar to block drilling in Chukchi Sea.
Nome-grown sisters Lynn Hicken and Kim Knudsen are publishing a cookbook celebrating local food called Nomemade. Many of the recipes are inspired by their mother, Thu Lan, who is from Vietnam. While celebrating local ingredients like blueberries, moose, crab and salmon, many of their recipes have an Asian influence. The cookbook will be available on [...]
In Thursday’s News: High speed internet to reach Unalakleet and Shaktoolik, residents connected beginning of 2013; Another record year for Norton Sound red king crab; Kawerak Wellness targets youth drinking in Nome; Nome-grown sisters create cookbook celebrating local food called Nomegrown.
In Wednesday’s News: Two Shishmaref men mauled by a bear, treated at village clinic; 2012 AFN Marketplace competition canceled, too few applicants; Nome School Board welcomes 13 new staff members; Superintendent Brawner prepares for possible big federal budget cuts; Shawn Johnson, 24, identified as man arrested after allegedly firing a gun delaying Gov. Parnell’s visit [...]
In Tuesday’s News: Former State Sen. Al Adams died yesterday after battle with pancreatic cancer; Former Gov. Knowles supports coastal management program ballot initiative; Sec. Salazar announces plan for leasing NPRA, says Shell responsible for drilling delay; NJUS will purchase two 900-kilowatt turbines, install next June. Mike Benchoff has until tomorrow to rectify list of [...]
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