In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
Thursday, around 3pm, APD homicide detectives located Martina Painter’s vehicle in a parking lot near University Lake Park in Anchorage. Ms. Painter was found deceased inside the car, its sole occupant; an autopsy on Friday confirmed her identity.
Suspects have been identified. The total number and names of those suspects have yet to be released, as Troopers continue their investigation.
A recent incident at KNOM’s AM transmitter site is but the latest example of the challenges of operating a radio station in a remote corner of the sub-Arctic.
KNOM AM/FM recently won an Alaska Broadcasters Association “Goldie” Award for its coverage of the 2016 Iditarod. As always, we’re honored to share the award with all whose support keeps KNOM on the air.
The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) sent a team to Nome last week to evaluate economic strategies for the Bering Strait Region.
Before tonight’s regular meeting of the Nome Common Council at 7:00pm, a work session will be held to discuss a potential low income housing project in Nome. By the end of the regular meeting, Mayor Beneville is expected to appoint Raeshawndra C. Jett to the planning commission.
Nome’s public hearing on the Superior Court judge vacancy will be held at the Courthouse tomorrow, December 8th, starting at 1:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend or call-in with comments.
“We just evaluated it (Rock Creek Mine) and decided that in the near term, the best move for Bering Straits was to reclaim the land and get the mine back to a stable environment,” Dan Graham said of BSNC and its subsidiary, Alaska Gold Company, which reclaimed the Rock Creek Mine site.
Recently, KNOM’s Davis Hovey and Doctor Theobald discussed the opioid epidemic, the “Chasing the Dragon” documentary about the life of an opiate addict, and potential help or resources for those struggling with addiction.