In Thursday’s news:
- NOAA Fisheries research vessel on its way to Chukchi Sea to study whales;
- New U.S. EPA administrator is scheduled to be in Alaska next week;
- Nome’s Cultural Planners Group hosting Fall Fun Fest this Saturday;
- Strong auroras have been forecast for the end of the week;
- 25 teams signed up this week for the 2014 Iron Dog Snowmachine Race.