Senator Murkowski visited Nome for 24 hours as part of a campaign stop before Alaska’s primary election on August 16.
Water and sewer infrastructure in rural Alaska will soon be under review by a new state advisory committee. House Bill 209, sponsored by Nome Representative Neal Foster, was signed into law on July 28th.
Nome resident Caitlin Tozier recently traveled halfway around the world to be an ambassador for Inupiaq culture. In Caen, France, she demonstrated Alaska Native games and culture during the American Normandy Festival.
Middle school students Payton Commack and Lauryn Jones traveled to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus to meet with 100 students from 16 other Alaskan schools.
The Alaska State Museum in Juneau will select six solo artists to feature in their own exhibits for the next two years. Jackie Manning, curator of exhibitions, says the State Museum would like to have a diversity of submissions from artists, native and non-native, from communities throughout Alaska.
A Swiss family has been at sea for 16 years, striving to reach the tops of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. Their epic journey has now brought them to Nome.
“It’s an honor to help bring this long journey to a positive end,” stated Director Neil Kornze of the Bureau of Land Management.
“It probably wasn’t very comfortable for him, and he grew tired of that lifestyle and gave up,” speculated Sgt. Timothy Burt as to why Clifton R. Sun finally turned himself in.
In addition to a broad complement of de-icing equipment, the Jayhawks have two winches on board: one for lifting people up to 600 pounds and another for taking sling loads up to 6,000 pounds. Pulling even more weight during the flight are computers and search equipment.
House Bill 200 sets out to improve the adoption process for those who wish to adopt Alaska Native children, and House Bill 27 changes the age required for a person to be released from state custody.