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.
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In Tuesday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard involved with Nome’s Mike Benchoff and his vessel the Rustler; U.S. House scheduled to vote today on second round of disaster relief bill; Members of Bethel-based Alaska Army National Guard honored at ceremony Sunday; About 100 people gathered for tribal sovereignty and environmental conservation rally in Anchorage on Friday; [...]
In Monday’s news: Royal Dutch Shell drilling vessel, Kulluk, refloated from Sitkalidak Island, last night; NOAA Fisheries explains reason for classification of ringed and bearded seals as threatened; Number of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales up from last year; ADEC contacting communities to apply for BEACH grant to monitor recreational water for fecal contamination.
In Friday’s News: First step in disaster declaration to bring aid to entire fishing communities, not just commercial operations; Another strong windstorm expected in Anchorage this weekend; NPS first district in the state to have one-to-one iPad program; Nome’s Nick Morgan a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist; Wasilla man underwent successful heart transplant, heart replaced was [...]
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 [...]
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 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 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 Tuesday’s news: The Center for Biological Diversity Alaska plans to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to list ringed and bearded seals as threatened; Kuskokwim subsistence fishermen face another salmon fishing closure, the longest closure in that river’s management history; Militia leader Schaeffer Cox, other militia members convicted on nine federal charges, [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Oil and oily water spill at BP North Slope facility; Evergreen to begin flying mail to Diomede today, full service should resume soon; Redistricting plan approved; Increased ship traffic adds pressure for NOAA, surveying ocean bottom and mapping
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