In Wednesday’s news: About 40 people gathered in Bethel on Monday for subsistence rights; Companies spearheading development of proposed Pebble Mine anticipate permitting before end of 2013; Leading Spanish oil company finds oil on Alaska’s North Slope; Subcommittee of U.S. Senate Energy Committee appears to have no objections to renaming Mount McKinley.
This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, April 25 at 10am), we’re talking about heroin use in Western Alaska. What are the signs and effects of heroin use? How can an addicted person get help? Where do we go for help? What needs to be done in our community to get the drug off our streets? [...]
The Seal Hop. The Indian Stick Pull. The One-Foot High Kick. Last weekend, Unalakleet hosted the 28th Annual Native Youth Olympics. Over one hundred students from throughout the Bering Straits competed in the district meet, which celebrates indigenous culture and tests athlete’s power, flexibility and determination. Twelve athletes qualified for the State NYO Tournament, led by [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Wood boiler may be to blame for a fire that burned down a home in Dillingham last week; Fiscal analysis shows oil tax overhaul may cost state between $4.2 and 4.6 billion dollars through 2019; 2013 budget for Pebble Mine project is $80 million; Nome Common Council passes ordinance adopting Port of [...]
In Monday’s news: Alaska State Troopers investigating death of Pitkas Point man killed on hunting trip; Fairbanks man air-lifted off mountain near Nome this past weekend; Nome Public Schools Board of Education announces superintendent finalist has withdrawn candidacy; Department of Veterans Affairs officials presented medal to Frankie Kuzuguk, Sr. on Friday; New district records set [...]
In Friday’s news: Closing arguments for twenty-two subsistence fishermen heard yesterday in Bethel; After much controversy, House Bill 77 waiting to be heard in the next legislative session; Shell signs agreement with Russian energy company; Climate change likely to bring warm temperatures over next fifty to one-hundred years; Nome hosted Arctic Port Planning charrette this [...]
In Thursday’s news: City of Nome has removed Rustler/Conaca from Nome harbor; AFN working to achieve federal protection and co-management of subsistence resources; NOAA surveying threatened ringed and bearded seals in Bering Sea; ConocoPhillips says it’s ready to increase investments on Alaska’s North Slope.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, April 18 at 10am), we’re talking about peaceful parenting and preventing abuse. We all play a role in the social and emotional well being of children in our communities. How do you create a safe and positive environment for children? How do [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Department of Public Safety investigating possible necessary changes to allow VPSOs to carry firearms; Nome Joint Utility Board approved 2013 fuel contract for City of Nome last night; Nome Community Center and CAMP present facts on electronic cigarettes after their debut in Nome; Bethel City Council defeats ordinance prohibiting drunken walking; U.S. [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Several Alaskans share their experience at the Boston marathon when two bombs exploded; Body of 9-year-old boy recovered from crevasse in Alaska glacier; Unalakleet residents still don’t have drinkable water coming out of taps; Former legislator and political activist pushing for referendum on oil tax overhaul.
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