Many of the animals were found headless, their tusks apparently harvested, and locals say some carcasses were found riddled with bullet holes.
A master ivory carver was in Nome two weekends ago to share his knowledge with students new to this tradition.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
In Thursday’s news: Army Corp of Engineer’s economic forecast in upcoming port study anticipates offshore oil and graphite production in region’s future; Alaska to lose around…
In Monday’s News: Health officials say two adult Alaskans died from the flu last week; Fed Agency announces it should have draft recommendations for deep-water port…
Ten men from Savoonga receive federal citations for selling raw ivory to non-Natives, violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act; Kuskokwim River contamination linked to the Red Devil mercury mine sparks community meetings with BLM; an Eagle River man treated for wounds from a grizzly bear attack; and retail hours at rural Alaskan post offices may be cut under a cost-saving plan by the postal service.
NSB police shoot Barrow man; voters in Holy Cross re-elect city council members; kidnapping charges filed in the death of Samantha Koenig; Alaska Legislature begins special session; Nome’s main runway to close for two weeks this summer; Nome-Beltz Drama Club to present play this weekend; and a Smithsonian researcher will speak about 19th century ivory drill bows and the related oral histories.