Current projects include repairing the Cape Nome Jetty and expanding the harbor office.
No more planned power outages are expected, but pole maintenance continues along the Nome-Council Road.
Steven Agloinga was born in White Mountain in 1926. Steven shares his story in a rebroadcast of Elder Voices from a 2004 interview with KNOM. Join KNOM every Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, for a rebroadcast of the beloved series Elder Voices.
White Mountain’s current, decades-old water tank is prone to leaks, which cost $8,000 and take two days to repair each time, says Yvonne Gregg, Utilities Manager for the community. A new water tank is expected to be installed this summer thanks to funds from NSEDC.
Emmonak residents are still awaiting the arrival of needed replacement parts to fix a vacuum pump damaged by the fire. Mayor Wilbur Hootch has scheduled an emergency meeting for Tuesday night to approve the budget for needed repairs.
Kotzebue’s Bush Brawl wrestling competition featured athletes from schools in Nome, Shishmaref, Koyuk, Buckland, Unalakleet, and many more.
All three events are currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers in Emmonak at 907-949-1300.
No public testimony was taken during the Marijuana Control Board’s meeting in Nome, so the focus stayed on the remaining agenda items, including a license for R.C. Tinderbox in Anchorage, reviewing a draft on testing requirements, and updates on marijuana establishment licensing. The date of their next meeting, in December, is yet to be announced.
“Some of this infrastructure has been put in with the assumption that permafrost will remain relatively stable, and if it does degrade, there will be consequences for maintenance or replacement of infrastructure,” says UAF researcher David McGuire.
How did District 39 and Nome’s votes compare to Alaska’s on November 8th? Let’s have a look.