Updating and streamlining the strategic plan for Nome’s port expansion was the theme of the hour-long work session that preceded last week’s Port Commission meeting.
The school board swore in new members and resolved to fight a bill that could shut down two Nome schools.
While newcomer Patrick Johansen defeated Don Stiles for Nome’s board seat, incumbents claimed victory in Elim, Savoonga, and Teller.
Upon being sworn in as Nome’s new Mayor, Richard Beneville explained his priorities, which include port expansion and tourism.
Nome’s City Council has certified this week’s election, confirming all early winners.
With the polls closed and preliminary results in, it looks like Nome will be saying “Hello Central” to a new mayor — and to new members of the school board, City Council, and the Norton Sound Economic Development Council.
After several months on the education beat, Laura is impressed with the region’s youth leaders — and their support for one another.
The school board discussed upgrades — from emergency lighting to payroll processing — at their work session last week.
At Seat C, Nancy Mendenhall and John Tidwell are vying to replace Betsy Brennan. Meanwhile, Keith Conger is running unopposed for Seat D.
As sea ice melts and temperatures rise, cruise ships, mainly European ones, are taking advantage of the Arctic’s more navigable waters.