At closing bell, now two weeks into the academic year, you’ll likely see some new faces pouring out of the Nome Public Schools—teachers, staff, students eager for the year ahead. One new face, in particular, is the new principal at Nome Beltz Jr/Sr High School.
City Council Leans Toward Removing Sales Tax Exemptions for Churches, Nonprofits
The city estimates about $800,000 could be collected by removing the sales tax exemption for churches, nonprofits, and other organizations in town.
The results are in from state testing in Nome Public Schools, and at Tuesday’s work session, the school board reviewed where Nome ranks on the Alaska School Performance Index (ASPI), based on students’ SBA (Standards Based Assessment) scores.
With all the newbies now arrived at KNOM, volunteer Jenn explains what they’ve been up to around town: from family dinners to exploring the Last Train to Nowhere.
With fuel costs rising, the U.S. Department of Energy wants to work with villages to develop renewable energy projects suitable for rural Alaska.
Alaska telecom company GCI says it’s preparing to roll out a 3G cellphone network in mid-October—the first of its kind in Nome—with 3G service expanding to Kotzebue and Unalakleet by mid-November.
As the state’s commission works toward a unified arctic policy, leaders balance immediate needs in rural communities with long-term international ambitions.
Her volunteer year has “gone so many places I can’t recount them all,” Tara says. “Every day has been an adventure… suddenly, I’m on the other side: transformed, changed.”
AIDEA’s proposed route to the 75-mile mineralization mining prospect near Ambler faces new complications in the wake of a declaration by Evansville Incorporated.
It’s a discussion on summer subsistence – with commentary from Shishmaref’s Johnson Eningowuk and Nome’s Beth Herzner, plus listener calls and emails. Listen to the full show.
As the City of Nome calls on businesses and individuals to more vigilantly collect sales tax, Nome’s port commissioners discussed how sales tax collection works at Nome’s bustling port.