The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cites changing economics of oil and gas development, specifically Shell Oil ceasing its Arctic oil search, for the year-long pause.
A recent stopover by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro raised questions about the Nome’s inability to host patrol vessels that help ensure the nation’s security in the Arctic.
Nome’s ability to attract investors and secure its role in offshore Arctic activities continues to be the main focus of the city’s Port Commission.
Nome’s role in the future of Arctic shipping was the main topic of discussion at the most recent Nome Port Commission meeting.
With the fiscal year drawing to a close, the Nome Port Commission is considering potential rate hikes and revisions to the Port Tariff in 2015.
With the harbor shut down for winter, the Nome Port Commission focused on more long term projects.
With only $2 million from the state available for a permanent solution, port commissioners began prioritizing their requests for the city council to submit to DOT.
The old bridge over Nome’s Snake River was removed last week after decades of use, but the new bridge has issues related to lighting and how it intersects with adjoining roads that residents want addressed.
As the City of Nome calls on businesses and individuals to more vigilantly collect sales tax, Nome’s port commissioners discussed how sales tax collection works at Nome’s bustling port.
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