Recent changes to Nome’s seasonal sales tax have altered the distribution of revenue from pull-tab (gambling) sales, sparking a debate over who needs pull-tab earnings more: local nonprofits, like the Nome Winter Sports Association, or the City.
City Manager Tom Moran weighed in on the operation of the Nome Visitors Center, saying, “I think the issue is with getting people to Nome, I think maybe they are doing a less than perfect job of that, but when people get to Nome, they are doing a very good job catering to their needs.”
The Nome City Council meets tonight to discuss agreements with Nome Chamber of Commerce, Bechtol Planning & Development and state lobbying services.
The report finds the majority of placer mines are mining for gold, off of the road system, and with small crews of about four people.
In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea…