The Week of the Arctic conference wrapped up its time in Nome with a “federal listening session” yesterday.
The annual PFD payout is, for many, a holiday unto itself. For communities like Nome, the arrival of PFD checks also means business — and, for emergency responders, vigilance.
Two seals recently harvested off Gambell were found coated with a dark oily substance. While the hunters on St. Lawrence Island believe it was oil on the animals’ coats, testing done by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has not confirmed that.
The city estimates about $800,000 could be collected by removing the sales tax exemption for churches, nonprofits, and other organizations in town.
As the state’s commission works toward a unified arctic policy, leaders balance immediate needs in rural communities with long-term international ambitions.
Federal officials visited Nome and Unalakleet Friday to get a first-hand account of the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.
When paired with a $1.3 million grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Richard Foster Building has most—but not all—of its funding needs met.
The first flight to Little Diomede since June took off at 11 a.m Friday. Regular service resumes Monday.
Helicopter flights to Diomede were suspended this week because a complicated system of state and federal subsidies expired.
The Nome Community Alcohol Safety Team Coalition recently received a $600,000 grant to address mental health in Nome, addressing key community concerns.