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.
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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 [...]
In Wednesday’s News: Heavy rain and lack of drinking water in Kivalina prompts disaster declaration; Rain and high water threaten bridges, mining operations in other northwest communities; State attorneys file to challenge “per-clearance” section of federal Voting Rights Act; A federal appeals court says U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service correctly issued rules to oil companies [...]
It looks like the Anvil Mountain Towers north of Nome will not remain standing. The Air Force received directives from the Sitnasuak Native Corporation – the entity slated to take ownership of the land – to remove the towers. Sitnasuak President Chuck Fagerstrom says that on August 14th, the Sitnasuak Board of Directors voted to [...]
In Tuesday’s News: Sitnasuak directs Air Force to remove Anvil Mountain White Alice towers, Nome Museum & Library Commission hopes vote be reversed; Anchorage hotel credit card scam resurfaces; Environmental group wants cold-water corals listed as threatened species; Paratroopers to return to AK from Afghanistan Wednesday; Small eruption at Cleveland Volcano reported.
In Monday’s News: AK DOT to receive more than $20-million from unspent federal funds; Coast Guard rescues 72 people in sightseeing vessel in SE Alaska; Fall elections to decide control of state Senate; Inupiaq-Yupik actress Irene Bedard starts film production company in Anchorage; Anchorage softball team wins Little League Junior Softball World Series.
While the East-West runway in Nome has been closed since Monday due to a settling subsurface that created a big dip, no work has yet been done on the runway. So far seven Alaska Airlines flights have been cancelled this week due to winds and weather and the stricter flight restrictions. And the backed up [...]
In Friday’s News: Emergency runway closure has sees AK Airlines cancel flights this week, passengers scrambling; Sen. Murkowski works to approve Law of the Sea treaty; 150 vessels in Nome harbor with back ups, Port Director looking to future; Cold water coral has groups urging Sec. Salazar to block drilling in Chukchi Sea.
In Thursday’s News: High speed internet to reach Unalakleet and Shaktoolik, residents connected beginning of 2013; Another record year for Norton Sound red king crab; Kawerak Wellness targets youth drinking in Nome; Nome-grown sisters create cookbook celebrating local food called Nomegrown.