Nome voters will cast ballots for mayor, city council, school board, and the utility board; voters in Nome, Elim, Savoonga, St. Michael, and Teller will also vote for their NSEDC board member.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
Nome students reported more positive attitudes about safety, school leadership, and student involvement in 2015.
Approving the city utility’s annual fuel purchase, Nome’s City Council now has to find a new candidate for city manager.
A recent collection of “e-waste” in Nome was a singular opportunity for our community to make rural Alaska a cleaner place to live. We were happy not only to spread the word about this important community need but also to take part in it!
When chilly conditions threatened to sour Lemonade Day, young business owners bundled up or moved their operations inside.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission visits Nome in August. They’re looking for feedback on local Arctic research: what’s needed, what’s funded, and what needs more support.
Now in its fourth year in the region, Lemonade Day involved nearly 300 children around the Bering Strait last year, bringing in more than $6,500 in earnings and another $2,500 in donations.
While many Bering Strait and Norton Sound tribes have courts that can handle child protection cases, experts say the push is now for tribal authority over misdemeanors and other crimes.
Tribal sovereignty experts at the Kawerak Regional Conference say the regulations could have major implications for foster care in Alaska.