Caitlin longingly gazes out her window and reflects on the first snow of the season.
With Stroke of a Pen, 20 Alaska Native Languages made Official State Languages
Lawmakers spoke to the work behind the bill, but assembled speakers, teachers, and students of many Alaska Native languages spoke to the vitality of what the recognition means.
“One thing I found inspiring on this trip wasn’t exactly a thing that we learned, it was something that we felt,” said Tatiana, one of the Nome student attendees. “It brought this sense of community and togetherness that I’ve never felt before.”
Population numbers are down, and state and federal restrictions are tight for fish and game in Alaska, which is posing a challenge to subsistence users.
“What is this year going to mean?” volunteer Jenn asks. “Who are we going to be next year when the days start to grow longer again, when the icy, liquid-metal sea melts back to blue?”
October’s Story49 features Rolland and Deb Trowbridge reminiscing about their family sailing adventure that ended unexpectedly in Nome.
With only $2 million from the state available for a permanent solution, port commissioners began prioritizing their requests for the city council to submit to DOT.
Now, having the buoy in Nome means local users of the buoy’s data can have more influence over where it’s deployed in the future.
Wednesday night’s public meeting in Nome was the first step in what’s sure to be an extensive process of exploration and permitting for Graphite One Resources—the Vancouver-based company that’s been exploring the second-largest known graphite deposit in the world, here on the Seward Peninsula.
On a late night, Courtney discovers an unexpected treasure in the music library.
Technicians, already scheduled to visit Nome from the Netherlands for routine maintenance on the turbines, should be able to repair the faulty unit to working order.