The Paul Johnson Memorial Norton Sound 450 sled dog race, which was canceled last year but is scheduled to run in full this February, has one musher officially signed up: Iditarod finisher DeeDee Jonrowe, who mushed the Norton Sound 450 inaugural race in 2012.
Savoonga’s postal worker resigned mid-November, and now the St. Lawrence Island community of 700 has been without regular postal service for almost two weeks.
AT&T is planning for a 4G cellular network in Nome; GCI plans to roll out 3G service in Nome and Unalakleet by Dec. 15.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is working to protect a “critical habitat” for the Arctic ringed seal, a threatened species native to Alaskan waters.
Starting next spring, researchers will be on the ground in four communities with VPSOs to gather their thoughts on how the program can be most successful.
With Alaska’s oil revenues shrinking in the face of falling oil prices, a mining road across the Interior that would end at a copper deposit near Ambler is among many projects being reassessed.
People for Animal Welfare and Safety, or PAWS, of Nome has been hard at work the past few weeks. With limited veterinary care in Nome and a large number of animals around town, they’ve been providing extra services to the four-legged members of our community.
For decades, caribou have posed a threat to reindeer herders on the Seward Peninsula — their numbers swelling, even as the reindeer population shrinks. Now, a new front has developed in the turf war between reindeer and caribou.
Last week’s record-breaking warmth was interesting, but Bob Ten Eych with the National Weather Service in Nome says have no doubt: winter is certainly coming.
Public outcry saw the council allow two contentious tax proposals die without consideration, but an idea to assess property tax on aircraft moved closer to a final vote.