Michels will coordinate between Quintillion, the City of Nome, and NJUS as the telecom company works to bring high-speed internet to western Alaska.
Tuesday night, Nome Police asked the public for assistance in identifying persons at the city morgue. But Mayor Richard Beneville said there is no uncertainty.
This week, the Nome City Council began discussion on the city’s proposed vacant structure registry.
The school board unanimously approved the budget, which does not dip into fund balance or make cuts to staff.
Nome Public Schools has drafted a $14.6 million budget. The district will finalize the budget on April 12, the same day lawmakers are set to gavel out.
The program would facilitate and fund professional development for current staff with the aim of “growing our own administrators.”
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.
Superintendent Shawn Arnold said education funding could face cuts next year, but Sitnasuak has donated nearly $100,000 to the district.
The school board unanimously passed a resolution observing the holiday that celebrates Native history and culture.
The school board discussed upgrades — from emergency lighting to payroll processing — at their work session last week.