Fish and Game biologists say the early opening is directly linked to the number of animals around Nome this summer.
Troopers are suspending their involvement in the search for 21-year-old Clarence Ray Olanna from Brevig Mission, but local searchers pledge to continue.
One of two boys charged with chasing a herd of musk ox with four wheelers before killing several of the animals has reached a deal with state prosecutors.
Clarence Olanna, 21, has been missing from Brevig Mission since Monday, July 14.
The first flight to Little Diomede since June took off at 11 a.m Friday. Regular service resumes Monday.
A strong fall chum run of 850,000 fish expected, and Fish and Game managers say that should be more than enough to meet subsistence and commercial needs.
Primary voters will pick candidates for major races for both parties, as well as decide the fate of Alaska’s contentious new oil tax system.
China’s icebreaking research vessel Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, is set to leave its Shanghai base next week to embark on a sixth summer expedition to the North Pole.
Nome’s Northwest Campus will see a five percent budget cut and other cost-saving measures, but will likely avoid a proposed merger with another rural campus.
The city’s legal counsel says the Nome City Council should award the contract “without regard to any potential zoning violation.”