In Tuesday’s news: Trials began in Bethel for fishermen who allegedly fished with restricted salmon nets; Air taxi pilot spent cold night after crashing near Emmonak; New report finds alcohol & drug abuse cost Alaska $1.2 billion in 2010; Congressman Don Young is running for Alaska seat in U.S. House of Representatives; Alaska’s migration of [...]
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In Monday’s news: Fog allows Senator Murkowski, Coast Guard Admiral and National Guard General to visit Nome schools; Community of Chuathbaluk receives running water & flushing toilets; Trials begin today for Alaska Native subsistence fishermen charged with illegally fishing for king salmon; Effort underway to increase participation in Regional Advisory Councils; CEO of Anglo American [...]
In Friday’s news: Nome cable-modem service won’t change cost when GCI’s broadband internet arrives in 2013; Alaskans will vote in November on whether to amend or revise the state constitution; City of Nome taking applications for vacant common council seat; ConocoPhillips Alaska reports net earnings for third quarter.
In Thursday’s news: Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports improvements with new GCI broadband internet; Alaska junior U.S. Senator weighs in on big oil decision to explore LNG export; Nome Public School’s Superintendent Mike Brawner says district evaluating MAP assessment results; Alaska voters can vote electronically.
An Alaska Native language preservation initiative has been established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus. Program Development Managers, Barb Amarok and Carol Gales at Northwest Campus have been in coordination with the UAF Alaska Language Institute in Fairbanks. The university is working to establish language courses for community members to study and share. The [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Nome Public Schools 5th & 6th graders are behind in reading; Alaska Natives from North Slope meeting with Obama officials this week; Alaska Native language preservation initiative present at the UAF Northwest Campus; Old Wein Building in Nome now in monofill. *Editors note for Nome Public Schools story: -Keith Conger chose to [...]
This year’s theme for the AFN Convention is Success Beyond Barriers. President Julie Kitka says the theme shows the resiliency of the Alaska Native people to overcome the many challenges that Alaska Natives face – especially in rural Alaska. Carol Wren, an Inupiaq woman raised for a short time in a foster home and later [...]
In Tuesday’s News: Tugboat hit rocks near St. Michael on Friday, two men on board drift safely to shore; High-speed internet coming to Nome next year; Senator Begich in Israel discussing foreign relations.
Philip Dunne taught in Stebbins for 15 years. When in Stebbins and since his departure in 1999, people in the community have encouraged him to write a book. The memoir documents all facets of his life in Stebbins. Dunne coached winning wrestling teams. He got to know and had some experience helping reindeer herder Teddy [...]
In Tuesday’s News: AK Airlines says flights running close to normal, 78 flights cancelled due to shut down in ticketing system; Nome east-west runway to open this week, opening delayed by weekend storm; Long-time Nome resident Mary Knodel recognized for service to City of Nome; $100-thousand warrant still out for John Wayne Strickling, accused of [...]
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