In Wednesday’s News: Man burned in Saturday fire in Nome succumbed to injuries Tuesday; Bird flu responsible for New England harbor seal deaths, not Alaska’s UME; Pilgrim Hot Springs vandalism causes BSNC to question public access; U. S. Senate subcommittee to discuss stronger Coast Guard presence in AK.
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Jacob Ahwinona was interviewed by KNOM for Elder Voices in 2009. He passed away in June of 2012. In his honor, we present an encore presentation of his Elder Voices interview.
In Tuesday’s News: Two men rescued in Saturday morning blaze, one in critical condition; Nome man found dead on West Beach lat Friday; FCC has no funding, but hears obstacles AK Natives face in accessing internet; Pres. Obama signed bill to streamline home building and development on tribal lands; Outgoing 10-year Animal Control Office Amy [...]
In Monday’s News: 26-year-old Jillian Burton killed in accident in Dillingham; Heavy rain and high water takes out fish counting weirs in Nome subdistrict; King salmon escapement goals may be reached in North River; Senator French wants state to withdraw proposed regulations for abortion payment conditions; Another daily rainfall record broken Saturday in Nome; Person [...]
In Friday’s News: Fishing vessel sinks near South Prince of Wales Island; Barrick pulls back on Donlin, NovaGold shares plummet; Three obstacles keep Shell from exploratory drilling this year; Board of Fish hold tight on Kenai setnetting decision; Walrus stranded in Barrow brought to AK SeaLife Center; Denali climbers rescued after swept by avalanche; Tomorrow [...]
In Thursday’s News: FCC intends to connect rural Alaskans to broadband in next three years; Family and friends of Valerie Sifsof, missing since July 7, offer $25-thousand reward; 24-year-old Kwethluk man drowns in Napaskiak South on Tuesday; ConocoPhillips Alaska earned $551-million in second quarter, paid $983-million in tax and royalties to state; Salmon Lake fertilization [...]
In Wednesday’s News: Troopers in Nome looking for missing 17-year-old Jared Wiggins; Pilgrim River may reopen next week for subsistence fishing, late runs in Norton Sound; AK lawmakers meet next week, talk about commercializing natural gas resources; Nome resident quietly fights in one-man crusade against Nome’s litter.
For the past two years, Greg Mitchell has been fighting a one-man crusade against Nome’s litter. He’s walked Nome’s streets and scoured its beaches picking up cigarette butts, plastic bottles, pop cans, and more.
Recently, though, Mitchell’s been getting help. Calling it a “community beautification project,” he’s been accepting volunteers between the ages of 8 and 12 to help him in his fight against garbage. Parents sign a waiver granting their kids permission to pick up trash, while Mitchell provides safety gear, a trash bucket, and more. The first hour is free—Mitchell calls it the civic “honor hour”—but after that, Mitchell pays the kids in cash or in donated items like movie tickets. He says it gives kids something to do during the summer, helps keep the community clean, and even deters would-be litter bugs.
In Tuesday’s News: In fuel buying and shipping season, fuel prices continue to rise; NVFD Chief Matt Johnson says if they didn’t respond, he believes Teller would cease to exist; Protestors urge EPA to reject Shell Oil’s request for waiver in air permit requirements; Millrock begins drilling at Council Gold Project; FCC to hold public [...]
In Monday’s news: Regional tribal government asks Governor Sean Parnell for clemency for 40 fishermen cited last month for fishing during emergency closure of Kuskokwim River; A Friday rally of setnetters in Kenai responds to Governor Parnell, Fish & Game Commissioner Cora Campbell; Air Force in final stages of cleaning up Nome’s White Alice radar [...]
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