During the consideration to close the center, citing high operating costs and fluctuating attendance, the Department of Health and Social Services said shuttering the Youth Facility would save more than $1 million.
As WRDA Bill Passes in Senate, Nome Arctic Deep Draft Port Back in Conversation
With a focus on infrastructure, the bill would also place grant money in rural Alaska villages that do not have basic drinking water or wastewater services.
“I think that there’s actually a great deal of cooperation between Russia and Alaska or Chukotka and Alaska that we’re often not aware of,” The Executive Director of The Institute of the North, Nils Andreassen remarked.
“A tug positioned right on a vessel makes a big difference,” said Captain Ed Page of MXAK.
Nome City Councilman Matt Culley mentioned that it’s “not bad” to be spending $150,000 less than what the budget planned for when the total budget amount is over $11 million. More discussion and voting on seven ordinances amending Nome budgets will occur at the next City Council meeting.
The Marine Exchange of Alaska has already conducted some preliminary research on the Port of Nome. Their research will result in new recommended rules for port navigation, which could be adopted into the tariff this winter.
The Iditarod Trail Committee made the announcement yesterday, September 26th, citing health reasons for Mackey’s decision.
City Manager Tom Moran and Mayor Richard Beneville will be absent from tonight’s City Council meeting while the Council discusses ordinances on Nome’s fiscal year 2016 budgets.
Cigarettes and cell phones were reported stolen from the gas station store in Emmonak.
“Any of them would be better than what we have… And it would cost less to do it yourself,” Mayor Blanche Okboak-Garnie said of three prototype water and sewer system demonstrations given at the WIHAH conference in Anchorage earlier this week.
Governor Walker received a joint letter dated Monday, September 19th, stating BP Alaska and ConocoPhillips’ intent to assist the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation in moving forward with the State-led LNG project.