Another magnitude 5.7 quake in the Noatak earthquake swarm struck around 4:01 a.m. Monday. Residents reported about a minute of strong shaking.
Henrietta “Tia” Wilson, Rose Towarak, and Ella Agibnik were honored with a special retirement party Thursday evening in Unalakleet.
One of only two National Weather Service stations in Alaska that stills has forecasters read and record the weather for broadcast, this week an automated system takes over at Nome’s weather service.
The analysis potentially opens up the pollock fishing industry to new limitations and early closures, but falls far short of the immediate relief many subsistence users called for.
Teck Resources, the Canadian firm that operates the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska, won’t build a pipeline to carry wastewater away from the mine, opting instead to absorb an $8 million fine laid out in a 2008 lawsuit settlement.
The city is hoping an 8% tax on tobacco and alcohol will help pull in revenue, but any new tax would have to go before voters.
Nome Public Schools will offer a full breakfast for students by the Fall 2014 school year, a move made possible by contracting all meal preparation in the district to an outside company.
Facing data that points to a decline in Norton Sound red king crab, Nome residents addressed the NPFMC to consider new data and safeguard subsistence harvests.
A strong aftershock Thursday May 29 is the third powerful temblor in what is now a series of strong quakes and aftershocks in the last two months.
Canada’s Arctic Fibre is building the fiber backbone, while Anchorage-based Quintillion Networks will link the fiber optic pipeline to local telecoms in Nome and elsewhere.