Alaska telecom company GCI says residents of Nome and Unalakleet should receive an upgrade to 3G service in the next few days.
Cutting fluoridation to weekdays, and a possible rate hike, were just some of the proposals at Saturday’s meeting to trim the utility’s 2015 budget.
“Basically we need to figure out how to get $1 million closer than we are today,” Utility Manager John Handeland said of the group’s 2015 budget.
Break-ins in Teller and Elim, and a car theft in Nome, have kept Troopers busy.
The massive company hopes to erect the antenna on Front Street next to their satellite dish. And it’s possible other wireless carriers, like Verizon, could use it one day.
After last week’s fire, Kivalina residents are collating donations and setting up temporary shop in the community’s warehouse.
There’s still no permanent worker at Savoonga’s Post Office, but Dawn Peppinger with the U.S. Postal Service in Anchorage says a new hire could be just days away.
A man and a woman have been arrested in a multi-agency effort to crack down on the sale and distribution of heroin in Nome; a third man has also been charged, but not arrested.
Ten charges were handed down against 34-year-old Kandie Allen on Nov. 24, including felony arson and assault charges.
A fire destroyed Kivalina’s only store early this Friday morning, leaving the northwest Alaska village of 400 without all the food and supplies that were stored there.