Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams was in Nome last week as part of a tour of Alaska correctional institutions. He’s preparing for a tour of Norwegian facilities later this year, with the ultimate goal of finding new solutions to lower Alaska’s prison recidivism rate.
A Norwegian tanker carrying over 14 million gallons of fuel ran aground near Nunivak Island last week.
Some worry the Arctic could serve as the next stage for international conflict, but coast guards across the region are busy laying the groundwork for cooperation.
Red, white, and blue flags flew high at this year’s Iditarod start, but they weren’t the flags one might expect. These flags bear the Scandinavian cross.
The Arctic Council just concluded its first meeting under U.S. Chairmanship in Anchorage, and a select few delegates traveled up to Nome for an afternoon, touring the town and meeting locals to get a sense of what life is like in rural Alaska.
Mushers from Nome, Aniak, Bethel, and Akiak are among the more than 60 sign-ups for the 2016 Iditarod.
Joar Leifseth Ulsom, who finished Iditarod 43 in 6th place on Wednesday, had relatively few words to describe his 2015 run — but the words he did say were positive ones.
Thomas Waerner’s team was looking skinny in Unalakleet. He’s been feeding his dogs hearty meals but can’t get their weight up. “Meat and kibble,” the Norwegian musher says, just like he feeds the dogs back home. But it’s not the same meat and kibble in Alaska.
Defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey leads a roster of familiar faces as the first mushers for Iditarod 43 register.
In Tuesday’s news: Communities in storm-struck areas prepared yesterday for another blast; Record-breaking rain-fall in WAK has experts worried about caribou migration; A Norwegian shipping company…