If you’re headed to Palmer for the State Fair this year, anticipate smelling less cigarette smoke on the fairgrounds: smoking is no longer permitted within the gates.
133 votes were cast in favor of, and 122 against, changing the local option law to allow the City of Emmonak to sell alcoholic beverages under a liquor store license. 34 of those votes were found to be ineligible, however, and the election results have been deemed invalid.
Kristina Woolston, VP of External Affairs for Quintillion, says the project’s “construction inconveniences” have come to an end in the town of Nome. As a wholesaler, Quintillion sells “true broadband” capacity to telecommunications providers, like GCI, and they, in turn, will provide that to consumers in Western Alaska by the first quarter of 2017.
On Monday, the Nome City Council saved from abatement 245 Front Street (which houses the former Anchor Tavern) and approved a formal complaint regarding commercial marijuana licensing. Several attendees also discussed a potential ban on selling hard alcohol in containers 750ml or less.
The largest cruise ship to navigate the Northwest Passage stopped in Nome on Sunday. But onboard, all attention was focused on the days to come.
“We are the largest ship ever to attempt to go through the Northwest Passage. We are going to make it, guaranteed,” Captain Birger Vorland of the “Crystal Serenity” told a crowd on Sunday in the Nome Mini Convention Center.
A resolution regarding commercial marijuana license applications and a resolution to deem certain properties as “hazards” are on the Nome City Council’s agenda on Monday night.
A deadman anchor and a holding tank for bilgewater are among the projects being discussed.
Prompted by climate and erosion concerns, Shishmaref voted to relocate in Tuesday’s primary. A choice between two potential relocation sites will be voted upon within the year.
The Nome Port Commission will meet Thursday night to hear final updates on the Arctic Chinook training exercise.