BSSD received grants that will aid in student growth and teacher retention, two topics that were the main focus of their recent meetings in Elim and Koyuk.
Jeffery Kimoktoak, 26, was found about 60 miles north of Elim just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday. He has no reported injuries, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Nome Elementary School will host two performances of Assimilation — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
While newcomer Patrick Johansen defeated Don Stiles for Nome’s board seat, incumbents claimed victory in Elim, Savoonga, and Teller.
After elections last week, the Bering Strait School District’s board of education will feature several familiar faces — and one new one.
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.