Delays in both the subsea Arctic cable, and a terrestrial cable along the Dalton Highway, could push the rollout of ultrafast broadband in rural Alaska to 2016 or beyond.
An oily substance smelling of gasoline was first observed off Shishmaref’s north coast over the summer, but despite cleanup efforts over the summer, the sheen has returned.
Yvonne Adkison, 22, and Kevin Beamish, 22, have both pleaded “not guilty” to multiple felony drug charges.
Arnold, a former U.S. Army officer and now an Air Force reservist, has worked as a teacher, a principal, and a district administrator in his 20 years in Alaska.
Cutting fluoridation to weekdays, and a possible rate hike, were just some of the proposals at Saturday’s meeting to trim the utility’s 2015 budget.
A power outage in Diomede last week saw the Bering Strait School District and the Alaska National Guard work to get an electrician on scene and power restored by Friday.
Break-ins in Teller and Elim, and a car theft in Nome, have kept Troopers busy.
Focused on city and utility employee contracts, the Nome City Council’s proposal to collect property tax on aircraft died on the table after failing to get sufficient votes.
Ten charges were handed down against 34-year-old Kandie Allen on Nov. 24, including felony arson and assault charges.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.