In Monday’s news: Federal court upholds Shell Oil’s drilling plans; fisheries managers predict Yukon Chinook run to be below 2011 totals; Coast Guard rescues hunters near Port Heiden; Alaska Permanent Fund to invest $400 million in home rentals; 18 year old in Kenai shot by teenager; housing complex for chronic inebriates opens in Fairbanks.
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Alaska Supreme Court orders redistricting board to amend plan for 2012 elections; Elim city council has not decided whether to canvass vote to go damp; Coast Guard medevacs 3 fishermen exposed to ammonia; governor signs bill outlawing texting while driving; Parnell names Probasco to Board of Game; and an Anvil City Science Academy artist in residence helps students create Tlingit performance art.
Councilman Anderson questions Mayor Michel’s decisions on GO bond for causeway extension; Nome Port Commission tasked with accommodating increased vessel traffic in harbor; Diomede residents may again get weekly helicopter service; Nenana Ice Classic over, clock stopped at 7:39 p.m. Monday.
Local fishermen ask Nome Port Commission for support and space this summer; Legislature passes bill addressing in-state sex trafficking; Senate restarts gasline discussions; Holy Cross native corporation expresses support for city council; and Shishmaref sled dog races begin.
NSB police shoot Barrow man; voters in Holy Cross re-elect city council members; kidnapping charges filed in the death of Samantha Koenig; Alaska Legislature begins special session; Nome’s main runway to close for two weeks this summer; Nome-Beltz Drama Club to present play this weekend; and a Smithsonian researcher will speak about 19th century ivory drill bows and the related oral histories.