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Update News: Monday, April 30, 2012

An Anchorage woman killed this morning after crashing her SUV into Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson entrance gate; Senate Finance Committee holds a special meeting to address high energy costs; 5 homes flooded, 20 more threatened at Manley Hot Springs; former director of Sitka’s Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center pleads guilty to stealing more than $17,000 in federal funds; with heavy damage between Miles 22 and 26, emergency repairs to the Nome-Council Road are underway; Bethel plans a memorial park to honor Alaska Territorial Guard.

Update News: Friday, April 27, 2012

Alaska Senate adjourns special session, house decision expected today; local researchers continue diseased seal investigation; Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook seeks local input to improve forecasts; and Nenana Ice Classic produces record jackpot.

Regional Conference A-Go-Go

The Kawerak Regional Conference is happening this week in Nome. It’s when a lot of residents from the Norton Sound and Bering Strait meet up to…

Update News: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gov. Parnell pulls oil taxes off special session call; body of Tanana snowmachiner found yesterday; Coast Guard to be in Arctic this summer as shipping increases; new partnerships and money creating momentum in establishment of Norton Sound hatchery; retiring Kawerak president Loretta Bullard honored last night.

Update News: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nome Public Schools offering reward for information on break in at Nome Beltz; Nome School Board passes 2013 budget, requesting an additional $906,000 from city; Liitfik is planned name of NSHC’s wellness center, offering detox and substance abuse treatment; Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum to reevaluate whether artifacts found at Snake River Sand Spit from a camp or village.

Update News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Councilman Anderson questions Mayor Michel’s decisions on GO bond for causeway extension; Nome Port Commission tasked with accommodating increased vessel traffic in harbor; Diomede residents may again get weekly helicopter service; Nenana Ice Classic over, clock stopped at 7:39 p.m. Monday.

Update News: Monday, April 23, 2012

Nome Public Schools search is on for HS Principal, Bridges backs out after salary information corrected; Nome Common Council consider a contract to hire Berkowitz as energy consultant; Nome Federal Building sells for $1.7 million; no new support for Gov. Parnell’s oil tax plan.

Update News: Friday, April 20, 2012

Local fishermen ask Nome Port Commission for support and space this summer; Legislature passes bill addressing in-state sex trafficking; Senate restarts gasline discussions; Holy Cross native corporation expresses support for city council; and Shishmaref sled dog races begin.