The 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race saw more than 70 teams make the 1,000-mile trek from Anchorage to Nome, traversing Alaska’s vast wilderness. Thanks to you, we covered the race for our listeners, just as we’ve done since its inception in 1973.
The Arctic is set to see its first large cruise ship this summer, but Nome and many other communities along its route may not be ready for a major disaster at sea.
Nome’s Pingo Bakery Seafood House utilizes locally caught king crab in many of its menu items. This can be a wonderful resource for the restaurant but, also, a challenge as changes in weather and fishing regulations affect the price and access of local crab.
The 2016 Port Tariff originally included a rate hike of 10%. After an outpouring of public comments, the City Council removed the rate hike from the tariff.
Hansen won the race after one day, eight hours, and five minutes on the trail. That’s about five hours faster than second-place finisher, Diana Haecker of Nome.
If the City Council passes the 2016 Port Tariff, users of Nome’s port will see their rates raised by 10 percent.
Quintillion Starts Construction in Nome, Still on Schedule to Deliver High-Speed Internet in Early 2017
Construction crews began work on Tobuk Alley two weeks ago. They’ll move throughout Nome over the next three months.
An overwhelming crowd showed up in Nome to caucus for a Democratic Presidential nominee. 74% of caucus-goers supported Bernie Sanders.
Nome Democrats will caucus for Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders on Saturday at the Polar Café starting at 10 am.
The Nome-Council 200 begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Challenging Nome’s Diana Haecker and Stephanie Johnson is Paul Hansen of Kotzebue.