At a work session Thursday night, City Finance Director Julie Liew said port revenue is expected to increase by more than 12 percent next year.
An ice jam from the nearby Inmachuk River flooded the only road to the village’s airport.
The school board has also approved a new literacy program for Nome Elementary and new social studies textbooks for Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.
A two-day workshop in Nome is bringing together village leaders, university researchers, and government officials to discuss climate change adaptation in the region.
Along with being registered, all vacant structures must be free of junk, graffiti, and properly boarded up.
There was standing room only at Old St. Joe’s as 30 graduates from all over western Alaska accepted their diplomas.
In the fall, Nicholai will start at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His goal is to teach Yup’ik language and culture in rural Alaska.
The Department of Energy awarded federal funding to install panels in Kotzebue, Buckland and Deering, but decreasing the region’s dependency on diesel is easier said than done.
In a statement released last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it remains concerned about the commercial use of polar bear hides, but it says it won’t encourage the ban.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) was in Nome last week. The visit focused on one of the biggest toxic impacts in the Bering Strait: cancer.