The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced on Wednesday, December 14th. Joining NYO competitor Nicole Johnston are Iditarod champions Martin Buser and Jeff King, as well as Vern Tejas, the first solo climber to finish a winter ascent of Denali.
Their merger with Virgin America makes Alaska Airlines the fifth largest airline in the nation. The merger agreement was signed in April and approved in July by Virgin America shareholders.
Shareholders ages 65 and over as of December 7, 2016 will be eligible to receive a $500 Elder dividend. In addition, regular SNC shareholders will receive a dividend of $6.00 per share.
Nome’s public hearing on the Superior Court judge vacancy will be held at the Courthouse tomorrow, December 8th, starting at 1:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend or call-in with comments.
321,271 ballots were counted in Alaska in the 2016 General Election. 60.77% of Alaskan voters turned out for this year’s election.
Alaska Army Guardsmen with the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment located the two men an estimated 40 miles east of Nome.
Alaska State Troopers received a report of several burglaries in the community on November 28th.
The countdown is on for the start of the 2017 Iditarod Sled-dog race on March 4th.
A funeral Mass will be held for Nancy McGuire on Saturday, November 19th at 2pm at Nome’s St. Joseph Catholic Church.
All three events are currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers in Emmonak at 907-949-1300.