Tuesday was the ninth and final day of the organized search, but his friends and family say they’ll never stop searching for Joseph Balderas.
Troopers report that search efforts for Joseph Balderas will continue without the use of a chartered helicopter.
A search and rescue is still underway near Nome for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas. If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Nome Fire Department at (907) 443-2310.
After recent repairs to its autopilot system, the single helicopter that ferries mail and passengers to and from Little Diomede Island is up and running (though still waiting on weather).
A single flight replenished essentials in mid-February, but with regular flights halted since January 22, Diomede is lacking for staples like drug prescriptions and mail.
Routine maintenance for the only helicopter providing flights to and from the Bering Strait island community of Little Diomede has left store shelves empty and essentials scarce.
A power outage in Diomede last week saw the Bering Strait School District and the Alaska National Guard work to get an electrician on scene and power restored by Friday.
Helicopter flights to Diomede were suspended this week because a complicated system of state and federal subsidies expired.
One member of our KNOM family was temporarily waylaid in a remote community last month. Bob Froehle – deacon at Nome’s St. Joseph Catholic Church and…
In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.