“It’s a place she wouldn’t want to go back to,” says Teller resident Blanche Okbaok-Garnie about her great grandmother’s experience at Pilgrim.
KNOM’s new business and development office in Anchorage has been a confluence of blessings in recent months — among them, a visit from Father Ross Tozzi.
This summer, Pilgrim Hot Springs will go from a deteriorating historical site to an operational community garden. At least that’s the vision of Unaatuq, LLC, which owns the property.
Nome’s Mayor Richard Beneville, Port Director Joy Baker, and Port Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle traveled to the lower-48 to encourage Arctic development in Nome.
Sitnasuak announced its dividend last month: $6.20 a share for nearly 3,000 shareholders and an extra $500 for each elder with a stake in the business.
“I think we’ve got enough information to show that with regard to caribou, it’s not an easy answer,” said Kotzebue-based ADF&G biologist Jim Dau.
Balancing larger Arctic ambitions with more local, immediate needs—like running water and affordable energy—dominated the discussion Monday.
There’s an extra (smiling) face around KNOM this summer: Jeff Collins, a Nome school teacher who’s pitching in some part-time work in our business department.
Starting tomorrow, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority—or AIDEA—is holding two days of meetings in Kotzebue about a proposed 200-mile road through the interior to the Ambler Mining District.
As a state-backed industrial road that could pass through the Ambler region moves into an environmental phase, the promise of jobs conflicts with local concerns.