While the visit was described as a “courtesy call,” Nome Mayor Richard Beneville said they did discuss the opening of the Arctic Ocean to international shipping.
Florian Gomet is traversing the North American continent, from easternmost Canada to westernmost Alaska, and his final goal — the community of Wales — is close in his sights.
70-year-old Michael Fay of Springfield, MO, is reported to have hurt his back while operating his all-terrain vehicle an estimated 55 miles northeast of Nome.
Shishmaref climate change awareness advocate Esau Sinnok was recognized Friday as a “Champion of Change” during a ceremony at the White House.
GCI recently announced plans to bring high-speed internet to ten more communities in the region this year. Stebbins is on that list, and while many are excited for faster service, some fear their subsistence lifestyle could suffer.
Clean Water Action Grants are awarded to projects that serve waters needing to be restored and waters that are at-risk. But Nome isn’t at-risk or in need of renovation, yet.
Mayor Beneville spoke on behalf of Nome during Friday’s dedication to Franklin D. Okleasik at the Bonanza Fuel Tank Farm. Beneville stated, “The City of Nome expresses the gratitude of its residents to the family of Franklin D. Okleasik for his years of dedicated contributions to the community of Nome.”
A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Seward Peninsula early Saturday morning, with an epicenter 22 miles deep and about 100 miles north of Nome.
A resolution urging the Alaska State Legislature to take immediate action on fiscal legislation was voted down during Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting.
“It’s a place she wouldn’t want to go back to,” says Teller resident Blanche Okbaok-Garnie about her great grandmother’s experience at Pilgrim.