In their first long-term lease above the Arctic Circle, the U.S. Coast Guard is coming to Kotzebue for the summer — and preparing for summers to come.
A third pulse of salmon is currently passing through Pilot Station. Their runs are expected to meet pre-season estimates of 130,000–175,000 kings and 1.3–1.8 million summer chum.
The onshore cable will connect to the subsea cable just a few miles east of downtown Nome.
Some worry the Arctic could serve as the next stage for international conflict, but coast guards across the region are busy laying the groundwork for cooperation.
Nome’s harbor will host the U.S. Coast Guard, fiber optic cable vessels, and a steady stream of cruise ship passengers this summer.
There’s new evidence that metal goods from central Asia made their way to Alaska long before contact with Europeans.
The school board also approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the Nome Elementary School and a technology upgrade for the entire district.
Hanson completed the qualifying obstacle course in 4:44 for a 13th-place finish. Now he’ll compete for a spot in the National Finals.
Salmon fishing is underway on the Yukon River, but runs are expected to be below average this summer season.
The rescue occurred north of Shishmaref early Wednesday morning after two 22-foot skiffs had run into trouble.