In Wednesday’s news: More than half of Galena’s 400 residents have evacuated as flooding worsens; Man suspected of killing elderly couple and assaulting 2-year-old was released from jail hours earlier; Residents in Unalakleet may finally be able to drink water from their tap this week; Nome Board of Education has approved negotiated agreement with the [...]
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In Tuesday’s news: Persistent Yukon River ice jam causing major flooding in Galena; Man charged with killing elderly couple near Dillingham; Alaska State Troopers say child died in all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday; Summer Norton Sound King Salmon run not expected to be a good one; U.S. Senate out for the week.
In Friday’s news: Alaska Oil and Gas Association suing over federal decision to list Arctic bearded seals as threatened; Coast Guard Rear Admiral Tom Ostebo traveling to Alaskan coastal communities this week; Threat of flooding in Fort Yukon appears to be easing; Nome Common Council passed three ordinances at yesterday’s special meeting.
In Thursday’s news: Alaska will be able to evaluate schools next year based on state standards rather than federal standards; Shell rig manager says second tug could have prevented grounding of the Kulluk; Video contest held by Drew’s Foundation hopes to spread message that life is worth living; New volunteer organization is hosting its first cultural [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Locally sourced geothermal energy looks to be potential option for Nome’s high energy costs; Kuskokwim fishermen trials wrapped up yesterday at Bethel Court House; Governor Sean Parnell has signed state budgets totaling $13.2 billion; There’s a new resource for pregnant women in the Nome area.
In Tuesday’s news: Kuskokwim fishermen trial resumed Monday in Bethel; Alaska unveils plan to determine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s oil and gas potential; Obama administration approves Alaska’s request for No Child Left Behind waiver; Alaska volcano eruption prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities; Kenai couple has only winning ticket in this year’s [...]
In Monday’s news: Searchers in Northwest Alaska continue to look for two missing since Wednesday; State emergency workers report major flooding in community of Circle; Arctic Council recognizes need for Arctic oil spill preparation; Longterm unemployed in Alaska about to see reduction in unemployment benefits; Nome’s Kendra Nichols-Takak is recipient of 2013 Rasmussen Foundation emerging [...]
In Friday’s news: Arctic Council grants observer status to six non-Arctic nations; Winter weather hanging on as summer approaches (see graph below); Nome officials promoting boat, bike and firearm safety and more at tomorrow’s Safety Fair.
In Thursday’s news: More money needed for Richard Foster building in Nome; Wasted carcasses of musk oxen near Kotzebue forces closure of subsistence hunt this year; Grassroots campaign gathering signatures for referendum to repeal Senate Bill 21; Nome senior Dominique Hall signs letter of intent to play basketball at NW Indian College.
In Wednesday’s news: U.S. Senate expected to pass sweeping bill today authorizing dozens of water projects; Norton Sound winter commercial king crab fishery closing for season today; Eleven new students will be attending Anvil City Science Academy in Nome next year; Scientists say small lava flows have been detected on two restless volcanoes in Alaska.