A program for subsurface blasting on land just west of Nome’s airport was first scheduled to close the airport for an hour a day during weekdays. Now the program will run seven days a week.
The Alaska Dept. of Transportation will close Nome’s airport between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, starting this week and through June 1.
800,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate made it’s way through the Port of Nome over the weekend, en route to a storage location northwest of the Nome airport.
Gold dredgers should not expect any new regulations from the Coast Guard this season.
Nome Gold now owns 11.5 thousand acres north of Nome and have begun excavating; Nome hosts Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance summit; Nome Elementary’s Principal Keller says today’s parents less sure of roles as parents; musk ox cultural exchange workshop this Saturday.