President Obama signed the Coast Guard Authorization Act last night, transferring 2,500 acres of federal land at Port Clarence to local, state, and federal stakeholders.
The senator’s visit will be her first trip to Nome in almost four years. Nome Mayor Richard Beneville will lead her tour, which will include stops at Nome-Beltz, the port, and Airport Pizza.
Despite the winter storm, Nome’s City Council gathered for their monthly meeting on Monday — and passed a resolution to formerly change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Dividends, board elections, and “Young Providers” awards are on the schedule for BSNC’s annual meeting, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Nome’s Mini Convention Center.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies held a meeting in Nome to start the revision process, which will take about a year.
AIH President Terry Shurtleff and the existing executive team will continue managing the company, and its more than 230 employees, on a day-to-day basis.
“Instead of having one region try to advocate for responsible development in the Arctic, you have three regions with very, very different backgrounds doing it together as a single voice,” said Matt Ganley with BSNC.
More than 2,000 acres at the point could be transferred to Bering Straits Native Corporation, with several hundred-odd acre footprints for the U.S. Coat Guard and the State of Alaska.
Tom Jamgochian, Stephanie Johnson, Deanna Hacker, and Rolland Trowbridge will race from Nome to Council and back.
The Walker administration has restored $7.7 million to the state’s basic homeless assistance program, or BHAP, funding 40 shelters emergency and homeless shelters statewide.