After some delays, with Phase 1 of the three-phase project nearing completion, Quintillion’s subsea cable will come to land in six communities — Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright, Utqiagvik, and Prudhoe Bay — later this year at an undetermined date.
Led by senior Kiah Charlie, the Scammon Bay Eagles finished out a perfect season on top of clinching the championship. Gambell fell 39-79 to the Ninilchik Wolverines.
The grandson of an Iditarod founder will be the first musher to hit the 2017 trail on Monday morning, leading a pack of 72 competitors from Fairbanks to Nome.
Dash-8 planes with 29 to 37 seats will be used to take passengers to Kotzebue and back to Anchorage. Ravn Alaska’s first direct flight from Anchorage to Kotzebue departed at 10:15am this morning.
Mountain Village’s post office was the site of a recent break-in. Few details are available at this time; postal inspectors from Anchorage are investigating.
In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
Thursday, around 3pm, APD homicide detectives located Martina Painter’s vehicle in a parking lot near University Lake Park in Anchorage. Ms. Painter was found deceased inside the car, its sole occupant; an autopsy on Friday confirmed her identity.
Judge Mannheimer’s two-year term started January 1st and runs through December 31, 2018.
No public testimony was taken during the Marijuana Control Board’s meeting in Nome, so the focus stayed on the remaining agenda items, including a license for R.C. Tinderbox in Anchorage, reviewing a draft on testing requirements, and updates on marijuana establishment licensing. The date of their next meeting, in December, is yet to be announced.
The 2017 race from Anchorage to Fairbanks starts on February 18th, with halfway ceremonies in Nome scheduled on February 22nd.