Recent changes to Nome’s seasonal sales tax have altered the distribution of revenue from pull-tab (gambling) sales, sparking a debate over who needs pull-tab earnings more: local nonprofits, like the Nome Winter Sports Association, or the City.
White Mountain’s current, decades-old water tank is prone to leaks, which cost $8,000 and take two days to repair each time, says Yvonne Gregg, Utilities Manager for the community. A new water tank is expected to be installed this summer thanks to funds from NSEDC.
Through the 2016 Community Benefit Share program, NSEDC will give $150,000 to each of its 15 member communities. Diomede, White Mountain, and Unalakleet will receive additional funds to pay for specific community projects.
The club won’t certify students with pilot licenses, but it will give them basic skills and knowledge, according to science teacher Dave Padvorac.
The NSEDC Board of Directors voted in December to issue the $575 energy subsidy and the last of the applications now in.
With cuts looming, NPS is preparing two budgets this year — one that assumes everything goes according to plan and another that predicts significant slashes.
This year, the City Council received 22 proposals. The funding requests add up to almost $290,000 — nearly double the donation available.
Superintendent Shawn Arnold announced the district may adopt an innovative calendar at the junior and senior high, starting next school year.
Four small businesses, three in Nome and one in Brevig Mission, to share more than $127,000 in funds from NSEDC’s Small Business Initiative grant.
While newcomer Patrick Johansen defeated Don Stiles for Nome’s board seat, incumbents claimed victory in Elim, Savoonga, and Teller.