In Friday’s News: Fishing boat sank south of Kodiak Island this morning, crewman missing; No current funding for demolition of White Alice towers, may take years to acquire; Interior Department allows Shell to begin preparation work for drilling; DOT Commissioner Luiken resigns; KYUK reports one of most renowned Yup’ik skins sewers died; U.S. and state [...]
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In Thursday’s News: Marshall volunteers continue to search for Paul Tinker, AST call off their search; Catholic organization to triple number of beds for Anchorage homeless; Ballot Measure Two failed, Alaska can still reestablish Coastal Management Program; Anchorage nonprofit begins program to revitalize AK Native languages for urban AK Natives.
In Wednesday’s News: Neal Foster to go unchallenged in November election for House District 39 Representative; Alaska voters decide not to reestablish Coastal Management Program; Ballot Measure No.1 too close to call; Sharon Cissna wins Democratic Primary for U.S. House race, to face U.S Rep. Don Young; East West runway in Nome reopens, work crew [...]
At the close of the Arctic Imperative Summit, the announcement was made just yesterday that Arctic sea ice this summer has hit a record low. With the opening Arctic Ocean, much of the discussion the past few days has been centered around developing the Arctic sustainably. In his closing remarks to the summit, former North [...]
In Thursday’s News: Joint meeting of Nome Common Council and Nome Port Commission puts city’s energy toward expanding Nome’s port, not Cape Nome; Mercury used during Gold Rush now posing health risk to today’s miners; NASA says blimps are making comeback, Lt. Gov. Treadwell says rural AK great place to test aircraft; Memorial honoring Attu [...]
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.
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