An ordinance before the Council could replace all existing tariffs for the Port of Nome and adopt Tariff #13, which involves slightly increasing port security fees for qualifying vessels and rate changes for dry-docked vessels.
In the November episode of “Dearest Alaska,” we take a peek on board the Crystal Serenity.
The City Council will hold its first reading of the port proposal on Monday and finalize the budget by June 13.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cites changing economics of oil and gas development, specifically Shell Oil ceasing its Arctic oil search, for the year-long pause.
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 constitutionality of Nome’s draft marijuana laws gave way to calls for visitors—and investors—for the city’s hopes at a deep-draft Arctic port.
Nome property taxes will drop from 12 to 11 mills as the city council ratifies an $11.3 million budget for the coming year.
Amid discussions of the still-forming city marijuana laws, the Nome City Council also approved an electricity rate hike and operating budget for the city utility.
For the Port of Nome, the imminent arrival of ice season means a hard stop to boat activity before the sea freezes over.
The sea ice is gone; the Port of Nome is open; and today marks the first docking of the 2014 season.