After more than a year without an official leader, the 18,000 Catholics in the 46 parishes of northern Alaska will now be led—for the first time in U.S. history—by an active duty military chaplain.
“It couldn’t have happened overnight, but at some point I realized that I’m working in a place I now consider a home,” says volunteer Jenn.
The massive company hopes to erect the antenna on Front Street next to their satellite dish. And it’s possible other wireless carriers, like Verizon, could use it one day.
After last week’s fire, Kivalina residents are collating donations and setting up temporary shop in the community’s warehouse.
There’s still no permanent worker at Savoonga’s Post Office, but Dawn Peppinger with the U.S. Postal Service in Anchorage says a new hire could be just days away.
A fire destroyed Kivalina’s only store early this Friday morning, leaving the northwest Alaska village of 400 without all the food and supplies that were stored there.
Gast says this decision was a difficult one, but due to family matters he will move back home to Texas to be with his children at the end of the semester. The last day of his contract is December 31.
The Paul Johnson Memorial Norton Sound 450 sled dog race, which was canceled last year but is scheduled to run in full this February, has one musher officially signed up: Iditarod finisher DeeDee Jonrowe, who mushed the Norton Sound 450 inaugural race in 2012.
If you’re hoping to buy a piece of city land, bids are due at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. About two-dozen plots of “surplus property” are up for sale by the City of Nome—otherwise unused, these lots could generate money for the city both in sale and future property taxes.
Savoonga’s postal worker resigned mid-November, and now the St. Lawrence Island community of 700 has been without regular postal service for almost two weeks.