Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) was in Nome last week. The visit focused on one of the biggest toxic impacts in the Bering Strait: cancer.
Jay Leroy Levan has a pre-indictment hearing on Thursday. He faces three felony charges of third-degree assault and one misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
Last week, the Federal Subsistence Board voted to close Unit 23 to all but local caribou hunters. The closure will last for one year.
The Board of Education for the Bering Strait School District made the decisions Tuesday at a regular meeting in Teller.
The Ocean Renewable Power Company was named the 2016 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters for its ability to bring hydropower to the Bristol Bay village of Igiugig.
Jay Leroy Levan, 68, has been charged with three counts of third-degree assault and one count of official misconduct.
The school board unanimously approved the budget, which does not dip into fund balance or make cuts to staff.
Legal alcohol sales began in Bethel last week. Some community leaders are concerned about how sales may affect dry villages.
The Board of Education has scheduled a special session next week to approve and adopt the final budget.
Most shorefast ice is already starting to break away. “I think it’s probably three or four weeks early,” said Robert Keith of the Elim IRA Office.