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 [...]
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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 [...]
In Friday’s News: Nome Port Commission looks at port authority with Teller and/or Brevig Mission, facility at Port Clarence; Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks scheduled August mass to celebrate 50th anniversary, to acknowledge church’s failure and apologize; 13 Relay for Life of Nome teams raise $18-thousand, goal $30-thousand, event August 11 & 12; Community Farmer’s Market [...]
In Thursday’s news: Alaska Air National Guard responds to a downed aircraft north of Fairbanks; Leaders from Shishmaref and Newtok in Washington, D.C. to seek funding for dealing with climate change; Alaska Center for Energy and Power tells Nome city officials Pilgrim Hot Springs geothermal resource could yield up to 10 megawatts; Ethan Berkowitz reports [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell rejects state-run health insurance exchanges for Alaska; The Coast Guard says no damage found on Shell’s oil rig after it slipped anchor Saturday; Mary’s Igloo Traditional Council, recovering from recent fire, receives $50,000 from National Endowment for the Arts; NSEDC begins four “egg take” salmon hatchery programs next week; [...]
In Tuesday’s News: Coast Guard launching temporary base in Barrow until October; Drifting tug headed to Nome makes it to Cordova, USCG to inspect; As 1.5 million tons of debris from Japanese tsunami makes it to Alaskan shores, so far sparing the Norton Sound; Senator Mark Begich says $50,000 “woefully inadequate” for tsunami debris clean [...]
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