In Wednesday’s News: Anchorage windstorm causes extensive damage, schools closed; Crews in Kivalina race winter freeze up to repair water lines; North Pole man to perform community service work for PFD fraud; Sec. of State Hilary Clinton to sign Memorandum of Understanding with Russia aimed to preserve Shared Beringian Heritage; US House Rep. Young holds [...]
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In Tuesday’s News: August storms delay start of school year in Kivalina; State Attorney General asks that the Red Devil mine site be placed on National Priorities List; 61-year-old man dies in ATV crash in Mat-Su Borough; UAA Assistant Professor to study how many birds migrate to and from AK every year.
In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.
In Friday’s News: Fishing boat sank south of Kodiak Island this morning, crewman missing; No current funding for demolition of White Alice towers, may take years to acquire; Interior Department allows Shell to begin preparation work for drilling; DOT Commissioner Luiken resigns; KYUK reports one of most renowned Yup’ik skins sewers died; U.S. and state [...]
In Thursday’s News: Marshall volunteers continue to search for Paul Tinker, AST call off their search; Catholic organization to triple number of beds for Anchorage homeless; Ballot Measure Two failed, Alaska can still reestablish Coastal Management Program; Anchorage nonprofit begins program to revitalize AK Native languages for urban AK Natives.
In Wednesday’s News: Neal Foster to go unchallenged in November election for House District 39 Representative; Alaska voters decide not to reestablish Coastal Management Program; Ballot Measure No.1 too close to call; Sharon Cissna wins Democratic Primary for U.S. House race, to face U.S Rep. Don Young; East West runway in Nome reopens, work crew [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea and Arctic shipping; Nome City Council hears suggestions for $200,000 mid-year Community Benefit Share from NSEDC; Norwegian oil company Statoil inches closer to drilling in the Chukchi Sea, possibly [...]
In Monday’s news: a Saturday fire at Dredge 6 just west of Nome appears to have been intentionally set; Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty appeals to EPA for cleanup at Red Devil Mine; 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit begins in Girdwood; Nome Nanooks cross country teams kick off their season with two wins in fall invitational.
A low front from Siberia brings strong winds, high water, and rain to the Seward Peninsula/Norton Sound; a Navy SEAL with Aniak roots publishes a book about his experiences in the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden; initial drill results at a graphite deposit 40 miles north of Nome could be “one of the most significant” graphite resources in the world; U.S. Senator Mark Begich to introduce legislation creating a national seafood marketing effort; NOAA charges American Seafoods with 39 violations of Magnuson-Stevens Act for fish fraud; Alaska State Museum seeks entries for biennial exhibition on Alaskan photography
In Thursday’s News: Joint meeting of Nome Common Council and Nome Port Commission puts city’s energy toward expanding Nome’s port, not Cape Nome; Mercury used during Gold Rush now posing health risk to today’s miners; NASA says blimps are making comeback, Lt. Gov. Treadwell says rural AK great place to test aircraft; Memorial honoring Attu [...]
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