Port Director Joy Baker said they should “carefully consider whether a tariff increase this year would be a wise move.”
In a joint work session with the Planning Commission, commissioners suggested moving the location of passenger drop-off and constructing a pedestrian walkway.
A deadman anchor and a holding tank for bilgewater are among the projects being discussed.
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.