In Wednesday’s news: State invests 30 million dollars in King Salmon study; Edward Itta, former mayor of North Slope, appointed to national committee on Arctic policy; White House issues disaster declaration for parts of Alaska affected by late September storms; Nome Schools looking to increase community involvement, conducting interviews with community members this week for [...]
In Tuesday’s news: The Emmonak Tribal Council is intervening in current lawsuit between State of Alaska & U.S. Attorney General; 43-year-old woman found unresponsive in Bethel; Lawyer asking judge to consolidate trials of 22 Alaska Native fishermen; Alaska State Troopers have suspended search for missing 31-year-old Wisconsin man; Nome Public Schools needs input from community [...]
In Monday’s news: More than half of women in the Y-K Delta have experienced partner violence or sexual violence in their lifetime; Alaska State Troopers say van fatally struck DOT employee; Friends and family remember Anchorage woman who disappeared during Kenai Peninsula camping trip in July; Group of U.S. & Canadian marine mammal experts want [...]
This Saturday the Bering Straits Foundation, Sitnasuak Foundation and friends invite Nome residents to Kaatiluta. The event celebrates Alaska Native and Native American Heritage Month. BSF Executive Vice President and event organizer Moriah Sallaffie says Saturday will simply be a time of celebrating the diverse native cultures in Nome. The name means “all of us, [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Changes in ocean’s pH levels from greenhouse gases affecting Alaska; Alaska health officials reporting sharp increase this year of pertussis, or whooping cough; Tugboat stuck on rocks near St. Michael since October not removed yet; Kaatiluta taking place Saturday in Nome.
In Tuesday’s news: Tapping into Norton Sound natural gas resource may not be worthwhile for Nome; Board Member for Bristol Bay Native Corporation charged with sexually assaulting female; Gambell residents still waiting to hear back from Coast Guard about oiled wildlife samples; Environmental group seeking endangered species protection for Pacific harbor seals.
In Monday’s news: Grounded vessels leaking fuel near Cold Bay; NSEDC claims massive golden king crab quota by investing in Seattle-based fishing company; NSEDC declares Community Benefit Shares at a total of 1.5 million dollars; UVEC General Manager Ike Towarak retiring, recognized for service; Republican Senators looking to capitalize on newfound control of Alaska Legislature.
The Wales Kingikmiut School is bringing lines, colors, and paintbrushes to their 36 students this month thanks to the Artist in Schools program. The program, made possible by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Bering Straits School District, the Rasmusson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, brings professional artists to schools across [...]
In Friday’s news: Senate Republicans are vowing to continue a moratorium on earmarks this coming Congress; Alaska community is exploring solutions to a possible water shortage, this winter; Unattended candle a likely cause of fire in a downtown Juneau apartment building; Professional artist helping students paint a mural at the Wales School; Nome Health Fair [...]
In Thursday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard still waiting for detailed report of oily substance samples taken from wildlife on St. Lawrence Island; Norton Sound Regional Hospital had Grand Opening Celebration, yesterday; Five crew members from Polar Wind were rescued after tug & barge went aground; Federal scientists say lack of summer sea ice is changing [...]
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