The Nome-Council 200 begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Challenging Nome’s Diana Haecker and Stephanie Johnson is Paul Hansen of Kotzebue.
Champion Dallas Seavey also earned top honors, taking home $75,000 and a new truck for his first-place finish.
In Takotna, Katherine Keith was in characteristically good spirits, despite the “excruciating hot” of this year’s trail, so far.
Senator Donny Olson joined Republicans in the Senate majority last month, and with that move came funds for one more staffer.
The closure would save more than a million dollars outright, but some say it would come at the expense of kids who live in western Alaska.
This summer, Quintillion will lay undersea fiber optic cable from Prudhoe Bay to Nome. The project will bring high-speed internet to western Alaska by 2017.
Quintillion’s CEO is in Nome Thursday night to share more construction details with the public.
Joshua Sours III was shot and killed on Friday. Charged with the fatal shooting are Brandon M. Nelson, Tony Jackson, and Frank J. Jackson Jr.
Teck Alaska, operator of Red Dog Mine, filed a legal complaint against the Northwest Arctic Borough about a tax that would nearly triple the mine’s annual payment to the borough.
Emily looks back at her year, which has been the toughest one yet, but also the most notable.