In Friday’s news: Alaska Oil and Gas Association suing over federal decision to list Arctic bearded seals as threatened; Coast Guard Rear Admiral Tom Ostebo traveling to Alaskan coastal communities this week; Threat of flooding in Fort Yukon appears to be easing; Nome Common Council passed three ordinances at yesterday’s special meeting.
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In Thursday’s news: Alaska will be able to evaluate schools next year based on state standards rather than federal standards; Shell rig manager says second tug could have prevented grounding of the Kulluk; Video contest held by Drew’s Foundation hopes to spread message that life is worth living; New volunteer organization is hosting its first cultural [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Locally sourced geothermal energy looks to be potential option for Nome’s high energy costs; Kuskokwim fishermen trials wrapped up yesterday at Bethel Court House; Governor Sean Parnell has signed state budgets totaling $13.2 billion; There’s a new resource for pregnant women in the Nome area.
In Tuesday’s news: Kuskokwim fishermen trial resumed Monday in Bethel; Alaska unveils plan to determine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s oil and gas potential; Obama administration approves Alaska’s request for No Child Left Behind waiver; Alaska volcano eruption prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities; Kenai couple has only winning ticket in this year’s [...]
In Monday’s news: Searchers in Northwest Alaska continue to look for two missing since Wednesday; State emergency workers report major flooding in community of Circle; Arctic Council recognizes need for Arctic oil spill preparation; Longterm unemployed in Alaska about to see reduction in unemployment benefits; Nome’s Kendra Nichols-Takak is recipient of 2013 Rasmussen Foundation emerging [...]
In Friday’s news: Arctic Council grants observer status to six non-Arctic nations; Winter weather hanging on as summer approaches (see graph below); Nome officials promoting boat, bike and firearm safety and more at tomorrow’s Safety Fair.
In Thursday’s news: More money needed for Richard Foster building in Nome; Wasted carcasses of musk oxen near Kotzebue forces closure of subsistence hunt this year; Grassroots campaign gathering signatures for referendum to repeal Senate Bill 21; Nome senior Dominique Hall signs letter of intent to play basketball at NW Indian College.
In Wednesday’s news: U.S. Senate expected to pass sweeping bill today authorizing dozens of water projects; Norton Sound winter commercial king crab fishery closing for season today; Eleven new students will be attending Anvil City Science Academy in Nome next year; Scientists say small lava flows have been detected on two restless volcanoes in Alaska.
In Tuesday’s news: Fiber optic broadband is coming to Nome; Ambulance Chief, Victoria Erickson, will be with the Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department for two more years; Ice on Kuskokwim River thawing slower than usual; Link to the past has been discovered at Nome’s Covenant Church.
In Monday’s news: White House released National Strategy for Arctic Region on Friday; River ice break up expected to be two weeks later than normal; Nome youth braved chilly fog Saturday afternoon to operate lemonade stands.
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