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 [...]
In Monday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell seeks federal disaster declaration for king salmon fisheries on Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers; Alaska Nanuuq Commission, U.S. Fish & Wildlife in Shishmaref detailing new international quota for subsistence harvest of polar bears; Body of woman found south of Barrow identified as 28-year-old Eliza Mae Simmonds; Shell Oil’s drill rig [...]
The Alaska Nanuuq Commission and the US Department of Fish and Wildlife were in Shishmaref Friday to detail a new international quota for subsistence hunting of polar bears in the Bering and Chukchi Seas.
In Friday’s News: Human remains found near Brevig Mission that of Kyle Komok PenAir bans Sand Point tribal members from regularly scheduled service; Despite loss of offices from fire, Mary’s Igloo culture camp still on; Mike Benchoff has until Aug. 15 to be in compliance with port tariffs, faces ban from Nome Port; Shell Oil [...]
In the early morning hours, a three-building fire in Teller caused the Nome Volunteer Fire Department to respond – first with a planeload of six firefighters and later with several vehicles loaded with crew and equipment. The first group of firefighters arrived in Teller just before 5 o’clock this morning. The fire, burning since around [...]
In Thursday’s News: Teller Catholic Church spared, but two buildings collapsed, city’s front-end loader blows up; Plane crash in Homer kills former state representative Heinze; Nome Port Commission asks council to ban individual from the port; Hearings continue for coastal management program initiative; Researcher finds the state has collected $170-billion in revenue from North Slope [...]
In Wednesday’s News: Sen. Begich calls on Parnell to declare fisheries disaster in YK Delta; Human remains found one mile east of Brevig Mission being identified; Jet skiers detained in Russia ordered to return to the US, arrived in Wales last night; RuralCap begins suicide prevention program; Greens are sprouting at Nome’s Community Garden.
Six jet skiers from the reality show Dangerous Waters are trying to make their way back to Wales tomorrow after being arrested last week in Lavrentiya, Russia. The crew of six was detained in a Russian gym for four nights for not having valid travel documents jet skiing from Wales to Russia. They departed Wales [...]
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