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.
People for Animal Welfare and Safety, or PAWS, of Nome has been hard at work the past few weeks. With limited veterinary care in Nome and a large number of animals around town, they’ve been providing extra services to the four-legged members of our community.
For decades, caribou have posed a threat to reindeer herders on the Seward Peninsula — their numbers swelling, even as the reindeer population shrinks. Now, a new front has developed in the turf war between reindeer and caribou.
Last week’s record-breaking warmth was interesting, but Bob Ten Eych with the National Weather Service in Nome says have no doubt: winter is certainly coming.
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.
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.
Salmon is life here, but the region has been facing a depressed salmon stock for decades. In hopes of identifying the salmon shortfalls in Norton Sound and making improvements, regional stakeholders look to the Comprehensive Salmon Plan, or CSP, as a roadmap.
The Nome School Board debated the need for a new technology position, as workloads become unmanageable servicing new systems and equipment.
In rural Alaska, there’s no such thing as last-minute holiday prep. With Thanksgiving coming up, hundreds of turkeys have already taken flight — in bush planes, that is.
After meeting in Nome in October, Vancouver-based Graphite One went to Teller this week to meet with the most immediate stakeholders near the potential mining prospect.