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.
AT&T is planning for a 4G cellular network in Nome; GCI plans to roll out 3G service in Nome and Unalakleet by Dec. 15.
In all, an extra $50,000 will be spread among the race’s top five finishers.
With Alaska’s oil revenues shrinking in the face of falling oil prices, a mining road across the Interior that would end at a copper deposit near Ambler is among many projects being reassessed.
Public outcry saw the council allow two contentious tax proposals die without consideration, but an idea to assess property tax on aircraft moved closer to a final vote.
A program for subsurface blasting on land just west of Nome’s airport was first scheduled to close the airport for an hour a day during weekdays. Now the program will run seven days a week.
Foster looks to his seat on the Transportation committee and his ties to the House majority; Olson won’t be caucusing with the Senator Majority, but will keep key seat on Finance committee.