Criticism from miners has focused on a recent letter from city manager Josie Bahnke claiming “negative social impacts” from Nome’s offshore gold boom, but others, including the Nome Chamber of Commerce president, say they’re waiting for more information about the gold sector’s costs and benefits to town.
Nome resident Diana Adams will not face criminal charges after Wildlife troopers changed her summons for taking a musk ox out of season to a written warning. And while Adams said that’s a relief, she maintains that the July 17 kill was in defense of life and property, or DLP.
The harbor is packed; summer dredging season at its peak; and together the Nome harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard are working to get vessels into safer condition.
Search and Rescue efforts for a young man in Brevig Mission have ended.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is offering free vaccines for all eligible Alaskans.
A U.S. Coast Guard response boat is sitting in the Nome harbor, streamlining response operations and conducting safety boardings.
Nome resident Diana Adams will not face criminal charges for taking a muskox in mid-July after her citation was changed to a written warning.
For the past three years, Phil Pryzmont, local crabber and captain of the Erica Renee, has been taking observers into the Norton Sound with him as part of a crab migration project.
Aviation officials from across the state are visiting runways and airports throughout Western Alaska to gain an eye-witness understanding of rural aviation.
For the first time, centuries-old fishing knowledge from the Upper Kobuk River is being recorded with funding from a National Park Service Historic Preservation Grant.