Kristina Woolston, VP of External Affairs for Quintillion, says the project’s “construction inconveniences” have come to an end in the town of Nome. As a wholesaler, Quintillion sells “true broadband” capacity to telecommunications providers, like GCI, and they, in turn, will provide that to consumers in Western Alaska by the first quarter of 2017.
SeaShare donates over 200,000 pounds of seafood a year throughout Alaska as a way to help improve nutrition through the food bank network. Jim Harmon, the Executive Director of SeaShare, says he was excited to accompany the fish shipment to Kotzebue earlier this week and Nome on Wednesday.
Senator Murkowski visited Nome for 24 hours as part of a campaign stop before Alaska’s primary election on August 16.
A few months ago, KNOM’s Margaret DeMaioribus accompanied Nome parish priest Fr. Vince Burns on a day trip above the Arctic Circle: to the hub city of Kotzebue, Alaska.
In addition to a broad complement of de-icing equipment, the Jayhawks have two winches on board: one for lifting people up to 600 pounds and another for taking sling loads up to 6,000 pounds. Pulling even more weight during the flight are computers and search equipment.
“I am addressing my way of life,” subsistence hunter Walter Sampson said at last week’s meeting in Kotzebue, wary of sport caribou hunters being allowed back into Unit 23.
The Port Commission meets at City Hall on Thursday night to discuss bids to repair the Cape Nome Jetty and to hear updates on the Arctic Chinook drill.
70-year-old Michael Fay of Springfield, MO, is reported to have hurt his back while operating his all-terrain vehicle an estimated 55 miles northeast of Nome.
Fire Chief Sean Ralston, 36 was taken to the Kotzebue Regional Jail, where he blew a .167 breath alcohol content, more than twice the state’s legal limit.
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Unit 23 to outside hunters this fall, but the yearlong ban hasn’t cleared up the controversy or confusion surrounding the hunt.