As of 5pm Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an online fundraising effort began, donors had already contributed $26,000 towards the search efforts for Nome’s Joseph Balderas.
An initial search on Monday led troopers to Balderas’s vehicle at mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway, but found no sign of him.
No one was injured in the kitchen fire smoldering in the home of a Nome ambulance department volunteer, but the intense heat and smoke killed his dog while he was out on a call.
A small blaze ignited on Nome’s 3rd Avenue and Steadman Street Wednesday evening—damaging the gear room and warm-up shack next to the city’s ice skating rink.
A group of four boaters leaving Nome late Monday night were forced ashore by engine trouble. They started a fire to stay warm, but the flames quickly got out of hand.
The Corps plans a 2,100-foot extension of Nome’s causeway, the building of a new 450-foot dock, and expanding the port down to a depth of 28 feet.
The Alaska Dept. of Transportation will close Nome’s airport between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, starting this week and through June 1.
Budgets and other fiscal business were the topic of conversation at Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting, with special emphasis on finding a solution to the lack of lighting on Nome’s Snake River Bridge.
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