The Commission is considering several additions to accommodate the port’s many users.
Longtime Nome physician Dr. Karen O’Neil is no longer seeing patients at the Norton Sound Hospital. The reason for Dr. O’Neil’s departure is still unclear at this time.
The Port Commission is expected to accept the resignation of Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle.
UPDATE: As of 8pm Wednesday, the autumn search for Joseph Balderas has been called off. Volunteers had been hoping that autumn changes to the tundra would make their efforts more successful, but no new clues or evidence was found.
“I am truly standing on the shoulders of giants, of leaders in our native community,” says Nome’s Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle.
Water and sewer tariff rates will increase by $9.81 per month for residents, and $5.88 per month for seniors.
Last year’s winter was warmer than usual in western Alaska. This year, above normal snowfall may be headed our way.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is coordinating the clean-up process of contaminated lands throughout the region and all over the State, including the clean-up of White Mountain’s oil drum storage site. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the entity responsible for the cleanup of this site, according to ADEC.
Alexie Morris, Jr., of Nome drove his ATV out onto the tundra behind Cape Nome, where he was pursued by aircraft until Morris’s four-wheeler became lodged into the terrain. Morris had two warrants for his arrest and is now at AMCC, with bail set at $10,000 for each warrant.
The Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of the fire was candles left lit in the house. However, the State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Kestler died of natural causes before the fire started.