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.
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.
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.
Dog teams will pass through six Western Alaska villages. The winner is expected across the finish line on Saturday.
Emmonak’s city manager has sent the disaster declaration to Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska State Legislature, requesting $750,000.
The most contentious new rule requires caribou hunters to carry a harvest ticket with them while hunting. That’s according to Charlie Lean, chair of the Northern Norton Sound Advisory Committee.