Irene Navarro and Charlotte “Jane” Kava are running unopposed for re-election. Aurora Johnson faces competition from Annabelle Cunningham, and Sherman Richard challenges Reggie Barr.
Nome voters will cast ballots for mayor, city council, school board, and the utility board; voters in Nome, Elim, Savoonga, St. Michael, and Teller will also vote for their NSEDC board member.
As more than $2.6 million is paid out to summer crab and salmon fishermen, NSEDC’s board met in August to discuss commercial fishing in Norton Sound and beyond.
Now in its fourth year in the region, Lemonade Day involved nearly 300 children around the Bering Strait last year, bringing in more than $6,500 in earnings and another $2,500 in donations.
The freezing of the Bering Sea drastically changes the landscape of rural Alaska’s coastal communities. It also opens up new possibilities for transportation and subsistence.
In January, volunteers Kristin Leffler and Courtney Cousins went to Elim, Alaska, for a very special community gathering: elder Eliza Katongan’s 100th birthday party.
Kristin travels to Elim for an elder’s 100th birthday and then returns to Nome to celebrate her own 23rd.
How would you spend an extra $150,000 this year? That’s the question Norton Sound communities are asking now that Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors has announced the 2014 Community Benefit Share.
Elim’s Eliza Katongan celebrated her 100th birthday in January.
Break-ins in Teller and Elim, and a car theft in Nome, have kept Troopers busy.