Amid discussions of the still-forming city marijuana laws, the Nome City Council also approved an electricity rate hike and operating budget for the city utility.
The National Weather Service says an ash cloud, the result of an eruption from the Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, moved over the Norton Sound Thursday night.
An audit for 2013 finds the accounting practices for the city’s utility are sound, but operating at a loss that could lead to debt struggles down the road if changes aren’t made.
Kaiser is the first Bethel musher to win the race in 29 years.
Twenty-five mushers will take off from Bethel over a fast, icy trail to Aniak and back Friday night in the 36th annual running of the Kuskokwim 300.
The proposed habitat covers roughly 350,000 square miles along the Bering Strait and the northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
Gilbert Olanna, 31, already faced one charge of first degree murder. The grand jury indictment means he faces two additional charges of second degree murder in the death of Esther Lincoln.
The report finds the majority of placer mines are mining for gold, off of the road system, and with small crews of about four people.
Troopers arrested 56-year-old Thelma Evan in Fairbanks at the end of December for allegedly selling prescription painkillers to a law enforcement officer in Nome this summer.