The NOAA’s Observatory in Barrow reported a snowmelt staring on May 13, 10 days earlier than the previous record set in 2002.
The three-day festival starts Friday at the Bethel Regional High School. Performers hail from Hooper Bay to Barrow and Toksook Bay to Chevak.
Quintillion Starts Construction in Nome, Still on Schedule to Deliver High-Speed Internet in Early 2017
Construction crews began work on Tobuk Alley two weeks ago. They’ll move throughout Nome over the next three months.
BLM Director Neil Kornze will visit Wainwright and Barrow this week to oversee a land transfer and two well-cappings.
This summer, Quintillion will lay undersea fiber optic cable from Prudhoe Bay to Nome. The project will bring high-speed internet to western Alaska by 2017.
Quintillion’s CEO is in Nome Thursday night to share more construction details with the public.
A fatal shooting took place Wednesday morning in Barrow. The victim was Vincent Nageak III, nephew of Alaska State Representative Ben Nageak.
After hosting the 2015 Northern Conference Wrestling Tournament, Nome-Beltz will send 10 of its wrestlers to State Championships in Anchorage.
At Seat C, Nancy Mendenhall and John Tidwell are vying to replace Betsy Brennan. Meanwhile, Keith Conger is running unopposed for Seat D.
To open more science positions in Anchorage and Fairbanks, the National Weather Service plans to cut the evening shift and reduce staff in the Nome, Barrow, and Kodiak offices.