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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.

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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.

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Update News: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gov. Parnell pulls oil taxes off special session call; body of Tanana snowmachiner found yesterday; Coast Guard to be in Arctic this summer as shipping increases; new partnerships and money creating momentum in establishment of Norton Sound hatchery; retiring Kawerak president Loretta Bullard honored last night.

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Update News: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nome Public Schools offering reward for information on break in at Nome Beltz; Nome School Board passes 2013 budget, requesting an additional $906,000 from city; Liitfik is planned name of NSHC’s wellness center, offering detox and substance abuse treatment; Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum to reevaluate whether artifacts found at Snake River Sand Spit from a camp or village.

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Update News: Monday, April 23, 2012

Nome Public Schools search is on for HS Principal, Bridges backs out after salary information corrected; Nome Common Council consider a contract to hire Berkowitz as energy consultant; Nome Federal Building sells for $1.7 million; no new support for Gov. Parnell’s oil tax plan.

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Zirkle Makes a Move

It took Aliy Zirkle six hours and 49 minutes to reach Galena Friday afternoon after leaving Ruby with a fresh-looking dog team. She is the only contender who breezed through Ruby to take her eight-hour layover further down the Yukon. Reigning champion John Baker of Kotzebue said that Zirkle’s move may become the norm in…

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In Nikolai: Aliy First to be Welcomed

After waiting about an hour at the banks of the Kuskokwim River, Aliy Zirkle’s team appeared from the river bend. Zirkle was first into Nikolai this morning at 9:14 with 16 dogs – she arrived 22 minutes ahead of John Baker, with Lance Mackey and Hugh Neff close behind and said they may have let…

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For First Teams to Rainy Pass, Trail Not So Bad

2012 Yukon Quest Champion Hugh Neff was the first to arrive and leave Rainy Pass today. Before the race, mushers heard the trail through the pass was rough due to all the snow that’s fallen this winter. The early frontrunners say the trail was surprisingly well set. That all can change with the weather advisory…

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Iditarod 40: Western AK Mushers

Reigning champion John Baker is the first Inupiaq champion in the history of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Last year, he won in record time of 8 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes and 39 seconds and says his dogs appear faster this season: When asked which mushers Baker is concerned about, he did not mention four-time…

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