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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: 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.

Update News: Thursday, April 19, 2012

NSB police shoot Barrow man; voters in Holy Cross re-elect city council members; kidnapping charges filed in the death of Samantha Koenig; Alaska Legislature begins special session; Nome’s main runway to close for two weeks this summer; Nome-Beltz Drama Club to present play this weekend; and a Smithsonian researcher will speak about 19th century ivory drill bows and the related oral histories.

Get Lost In Maps

Maps are a hot commodity in Nome. It takes a little bit of work to get the information you need about a given trail, address, or…

Politics as usual

As I’m sure you remember from geography class, the Alaska state capitol is in Juneau, a town of 30,000 people in the Alaska panhandle. You can…

Serpentine Hot Springs

It’s the first day of spring today. We’re in for a few glorious bright, clear, light months. It’s still cold, dipping to double digits below, so…

A Few Choice Books

I’m a big fan of books about Alaska. Here are a few that I’ve enjoyed. “In a Far Country” is about the Overland Relief Expedition of…

A Chilly Start to 2012

We’ve been having a cold year so far.  The average temperature during the month of January was -16.6 degrees: the coldest since record keeping began over…