The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) sent a team to Nome last week to evaluate economic strategies for the Bering Strait Region.
“We just evaluated it (Rock Creek Mine) and decided that in the near term, the best move for Bering Straits was to reclaim the land and get the mine back to a stable environment,” Dan Graham said of BSNC and its subsidiary, Alaska Gold Company, which reclaimed the Rock Creek Mine site.
Nome’s Utilities Manager admits he was skeptical about the wind project at first, but with the installation of two Dutch brand EWT 900 turbines and the 18 now fully repaired, smaller vanes, the wind farm can generate up to 30% of the City’s total power needs.
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.