Lawmakers spoke to the work behind the bill, but assembled speakers, teachers, and students of many Alaska Native languages spoke to the vitality of what the recognition means.
Technicians, already scheduled to visit Nome from the Netherlands for routine maintenance on the turbines, should be able to repair the faulty unit to working order.
Budgets and other fiscal business were the topic of conversation at Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting, with special emphasis on finding a solution to the lack of lighting on Nome’s Snake River Bridge.
The Week of the Arctic conference wrapped up its time in Nome with a “federal listening session” yesterday.
Balancing larger Arctic ambitions with more local, immediate needs—like running water and affordable energy—dominated the discussion Monday.
Nome voters rejected a proposed sales tax increase on alcohol and tobacco during Tuesday’s city elections.
Brandy Arrington has been running unopposed for Nome’s School Board Seat B, but less than a week before election day, Charles Pullock is launching a write-in campaign for the seat.
Businesses in Brevig Mission, Nome, and Gambell recevied grants ranging from $20,000 to $35,000 as part of NSEDC’s Small Business Initiative.
In all, 80 runners for the boys and 57 runners for the girls represented schools from throughout the Bering Strait, Norton Sound, Northwest Arctic Borough, and North Slope.
The old bridge over Nome’s Snake River was removed last week after decades of use, but the new bridge has issues related to lighting and how it intersects with adjoining roads that residents want addressed.