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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Deckhand from Washington state dies on processor off Togiak; Nome Port Commission plans for onslaught of dredges in harbor; new labor commissioner named, Dianne Blumer; Shishmaref’s Mary Huntington named Shishmaref school’s vice principal; Safety Fair in Nome tomorrow, opportunity to register bikes.
Errant text to trooper in Bethel have two women facing possible misdemeanor charges; Nome breaks record for wettest day in May; state releases draft EA for Nome runway safety improvements; environmental and AK Native groups appeal air permit granted to Shell; Inupiat Word Finder App now available.
NJUS wind turbines to spin this fall; 31 elderly and chronic care patients evacuated to Bethel from Kwethluk amid flooding; two AK-based military policemen die in Afghanistan; special legislative session cost $404,000; groups sue NMFS over oil exploration permit; Anchorage shakes this morning.
Long-time BSSD pilot Doug Hemnes dies of a heart attack; governor vetoes very little from operating and capital projects budgets; Elim City Council does not certify election, village remains dry; Pebble Mine being prepared for permitting; North Dakota passes Alaska to become second leading oil-producing state.
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