In Wednesday’s news: U.S. Senate expected to pass sweeping bill today authorizing dozens of water projects; Norton Sound winter commercial king crab fishery closing for season today; Eleven new students will be attending Anvil City Science Academy in Nome next year; Scientists say small lava flows have been detected on two restless volcanoes in Alaska.
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In Monday’s news: Impact of marine mining in Norton Sound again in the spotlight; Senator Lisa Murkowski held second listening session on subsistence last Thursday; Former aide to Senator Lisa Murkowski now working as lobbyist; NASA engineers and scientists developing app to assist in Alaskan flight safety.
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 Wednesday’s news: Residents of Gambell travelled to St. Lawrence Island to find source of oil that contaminated seals, birds & ocean debris; Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation held board meetings, last week, to look into building Norton Sound hatchery; Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns worse than first estimated; [...]
Yesterday Alaska State Troopers located the boat that 41-year-old David Slwooko and 48-year-old Debbie Kimoktoak planned to take from Koyuk to Unalakleet on Monday. Family expected them in Unalakleet Monday night and by Tuesday when they had not arrived – family contacted the Troopers. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says the boat was found on the [...]
In Friday’s News: AST presume missing boaters David Slwooko, 41, and Debbie Kimoktoak, drowned in Norton Sound, boat found capsized on beach; New grant program aims to prevent teen suicides in Alaska; About 300 soldiers return to AK yesterday from Afghanistan, 2,700 more expected back in next three weeks; Sealaska Heritage Institute to open Walter [...]
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
The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi Scholarship program offers 5 thousands dollars per semester for 4 registered tribal members from the Norton Sound, the Northwest Arctic, and the Arctic Slope regions. The scholarship deadline was originally the end of July, but that deadline has been extended to Friday, August 10th.
In Monday’s news: The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health convenes in Fairbanks today; The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi scholarship program extends its deadline to August 10th (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Alaska State Troopers say assaults against law enforcement officers on the rise; Mirroring a national trend, health officials in Alaska see an increase in [...]
In Wednesday’s News: Troopers in Nome looking for missing 17-year-old Jared Wiggins; Pilgrim River may reopen next week for subsistence fishing, late runs in Norton Sound; AK lawmakers meet next week, talk about commercializing natural gas resources; Nome resident quietly fights in one-man crusade against Nome’s litter.
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