It was a busy week for the Port of Nome, as two fuel tankers delivered diesel and jet fuel to the city and harbormaster Lucas Stotts prepared for an order of ammonium nitrate later in the month.
The tail end of summer is going out with a bang—and quite a bit later than usual this year, with a September thunderstorm in Nome.
A buoy afloat in the Bering Sea near King Island gathers wave readings that are live-streamed for local users, but with funding set to expire at the end of this season, the buoy needs a home and money to keep it operating.
Alaska telecom company GCI says it’s preparing to roll out a 3G cellphone network in mid-October—the first of its kind in Nome—with 3G service expanding to Kotzebue and Unalakleet by mid-November.
The Port of Nome recently received a visit from a high-ranking official in the Army Corps of Engineers.
“The vast expanse… isn’t what stole my breath away,” Francesca says of the tundra landscape surrounding Nome. “It was the sheer density of the stuff that really amazed me.”
Federal officials visited Nome and Unalakleet Friday to get a first-hand account of the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.
Pick.Click.Give. lets Alaskans make charitable donations from their PFD, and as of Monday, they’ve collected donation pledges from 26,000 Alaskans.
Criticism from miners has focused on a recent letter from city manager Josie Bahnke claiming “negative social impacts” from Nome’s offshore gold boom, but others, including the Nome Chamber of Commerce president, say they’re waiting for more information about the gold sector’s costs and benefits to town.
Last night’s City Council meeting heard a vocal but symbolic show of frustration from members of Nome’s mining community over a perceived slight by city officials.