Tim Towarak has stepped down as Federal Subsistence Board Chair; the application period to accept a new chairperson is open until October 7th. Office of Subsistence Management employee Eugene R. Peltola, Jr., says official business will go on as usual with or without a Board Chair.
If Kotzebue loses alcohol sales, they will lose an important portion of enterprise revenue. City Attorney Joe Evans doesn’t know where the city would make up the lost funds.
Alaska State Troopers received a report that fiber optic equipment, a generator, and other gear were stolen from a Hammer Environmental Services truck parked in Emmonak over the weekend.
A Savoonga Village Police Officer reported Harlan Kingeekuk missing four days after he left on a four-wheeler to visit an archaeological dig site. He never made it to the St. Lawrence Island site; his body was recovered Thursday evening with signs of apparent hypothermia.
The Pilgrim crops will go through one more harvest. The pumpkins and onions, gathered on Friday, will be sent to Nome Eskimo Community and the Community Center.
This year marks the Pioneers of Alaska’s 100th Grand Igloo Convention in Fairbanks. Nome igloo member Lew Tobin says he goes to the convention to listen to “people that were here at the start of Anchorage, or when gold mining was still the only thing you did here…(when) just surviving was the only thing you did here.”
The board welcomed Nome-Beltz senior Megan Contreras as this year’s student representative. In addition to serving on the board, she serves as president of the student council while also playing volleyball.
At the close of the application period for the upcoming Nome municipal election, three candidates are on the ballot for Common Council Seat F, currently held by Matt Culley. Tom Okleasik and Mark Johnson are registered to challenge Culley in the October 4 election.
Portions of five Nome city blocks will be rezoned from general use to commercial use, following an August 30th ordinance from the Nome Planning Commission and approval on Monday from the City Council. Also approved on Monday: monthly stipends for city employees who also hold elected or appointed positions.
An active search for Hamilton by Bethel Search and Rescue and well as by volunteers from the communities of Grayling, Holy Cross and Shageluk has continued into this week for missing 18-year-old Alfred Hamilton.