Representatives from the public and public sectors are practicing drills near Teller to test what could happen if there’s an oil spill in the Bering Strait, and how they plan on cleaning it up.
Plans for Nome’s new museum and library in the proposed Richard Foster Building will move ahead, with pilings set to be in the ground by this fall.
The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics start in Fairbanks tomorrow, with qualifiers for events like one-armed reach and the Race of the Torch ahead of opening ceremonies at 6pm inside the Carlson Center.
Managers for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have announced the closure of sockeye salmon fishing in the Nome sub-district.
At a special meeting Friday afternoon the board voted in a contract with NANA Management Service to oversee food service and prep for the school district’s two sites.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is working with one of Alaska’s five Oil Spill Response Organizations on a drill near Teller in the days ahead.
For the second year in a row, the number of walrus harvested for subsistence on St. Lawrence Island is far below normal.
Two programs tied to the fiscal health of Nome Public Schools were the focus at theNome board of education meeting last night. And neither was fully resolved.
Helicopter flights to Diomede were suspended this week because a complicated system of state and federal subsidies expired.
The Rasmuson Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization in Alaska, awarding $33,500,000 in grants in 2013—including a match-funded grant to this station for an expansion project. But in the last few years, only about 1% of that money has gone for projects in the Bering Strait Region.