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.
Originally, the Board was scheduled to meet at the Aurora Inn to discuss submitted marijuana license applications from all over the state.
“Any of them would be better than what we have… And it would cost less to do it yourself,” Mayor Blanche Okboak-Garnie said of three prototype water and sewer system demonstrations given at the WIHAH conference in Anchorage earlier this week.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office reported that 10-year-old Aaliyahellie Shangin-Andrews died at the medical center on August 19th from injuries she sustained in a four-wheeler incident in Grayling.