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Update News: Monday, May 7, 2012

Nome’s Port Commission gets closer to a decision on where gold dredges and other vessels will dock this summer; the Alaska Historical Commission hosting a discussion today on how to revitalize Alaska’s Native languages; Port of Anchorage officials say no new construction planned for a third year in a row; US Coast Guard’s “Arctic Outreach” brings boat and water safety to Nome schools.

Update News: Friday, May 4, 2012

Puzzle Project to find out why Alaska Native smoking rates are high and to find ways for more effective prevention; Nome School Board to vote for contract for new HS principal; Lemonade Day this Sunday; FAA seeks $650,000 in fines against Alaska Air and Horizon Air.

Village Detour

This past week I had the opportunity to visit one of the native villages in our listening region.  The village of Wales is just about 45…

Profile: The Muskox Cultural Exchange

This Saturday in Nome, a special meeting will take place, bringing together cultural experts from across Western Alaska: knitters, hunters, spinners, carvers, guides, and others. They’ll…

Update News: Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nome Gold now owns 11.5 thousand acres north of Nome and have begun excavating; Nome hosts Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance summit; Nome Elementary’s Principal Keller says today’s parents less sure of roles as parents; musk ox cultural exchange workshop this Saturday.

Update News: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nome Planning Commission takes heat from offshore miners over proposed mining permit; 60 new DNR permits issued for state waters offshore of Nome; Gov. Parnell to sign legislation providing more than $50 million in additional funding for K-12 education; Nenana Ice Classic tripod stopped clock on winner’s 55th birthday.

Update News: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Flood waters at Manley Hot Springs recede, wells contaminated; House adjourns special session; Gov. Parnell establishes AK National Guard Day; Anchorage toddler dies after being run over by minivan; 16-year-old pilot crashes Super Cub on take-off; Apaay Campbell and Stuart Towarak take home gold from State NYO.

It’s Melting

After a couple false starts, spring is in full swing. With light until midnight and temperatures hitting 40 degrees, the snow is rapidly disappearing. I took…