An initial search on Monday led troopers to Balderas’s vehicle at mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway, but found no sign of him.
A search and rescue is still underway near Nome for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas. If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Nome Fire Department at (907) 443-2310.
The Nome City Council meets tonight to discuss agreements with Nome Chamber of Commerce, Bechtol Planning & Development and state lobbying services.
The rescue occurred north of Shishmaref early Wednesday morning after two 22-foot skiffs had run into trouble.
The State Medical Examiner is working to identify a body found in Gambell on Monday. Troopers believe it’s Gladys Aningayou, who went missing last week.
The body was discovered Monday around 11 p.m. The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage to confirm the identity.
Gladys Aningayou was last seen Thursday evening. Gambell residents have searched the community, including abandoned buildings and camps, but they’ve found no sign of Aningayou.
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.
Jay Leroy Levan, 68, has been charged with three counts of third-degree assault and one count of official misconduct.
Legal alcohol sales began in Bethel last week. Some community leaders are concerned about how sales may affect dry villages.