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.
Focused on city and utility employee contracts, the Nome City Council’s proposal to collect property tax on aircraft died on the table after failing to get sufficient votes.
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.
With the fiscal year drawing to a close, the Nome Port Commission is considering potential rate hikes and revisions to the Port Tariff in 2015.
The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a study on a navigational beacon at the Nome Airport, with the intention of decommissioning the technology.
Gast says this decision was a difficult one, but due to family matters he will move back home to Texas to be with his children at the end of the semester. The last day of his contract is December 31.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.