In Friday’s news:
- Inaction has Nome’s Mike Benchoff dealing with authorities regarding his boat, the Rustler;
- After serving in Nome for 17 years, Superior Court Judge Ben Esch is retiring;
- Graphite deposit on Seward Peninsula labeled second-largest graphite source in the world;
- Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race says colder temperatures have set up icy and fast trail for 22 mushers tonight.