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Heavy weather, a week of cancelled flights, and new volunteers

As you may know, the Western Alaska communities that we serve are not connected to the state’s road system. Our ability to travel and to transport goods is thoroughly dependent upon commercial and cargo airlines and, especially, upon the weather. Lately, low visibility and other poor conditions have forced the cancellation of a number of Nome-bound flights.…

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A Recent Hike and an Old Adventure

This isn’t New York City, there aren’t landmarks all over the place for tourists to see, but there are a few. Around Memorial Day last year my former roommate Leah, dear friend Bre and I took a drive down Council Road and stopped for a quick photo op at “The Last Train to Nowhere.” Sometimes…

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All Roads Lead to Nome (Except for 99.99% of Roads)

Several elements of life serendipitously aligned last weekend – I had time off, I had a truck to use (thanks to the friendly folks who were letting me house-sit/dog-sit), and my girlfriend Jen was free – for me to make my way out of Nome and hit the road. And oh, what options when it…

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Update News: Monday, April 30, 2012

An Anchorage woman killed this morning after crashing her SUV into Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson entrance gate; Senate Finance Committee holds a special meeting to address high energy costs; 5 homes flooded, 20 more threatened at Manley Hot Springs; former director of Sitka’s Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center pleads guilty to stealing more than $17,000 in federal funds; with heavy damage between Miles 22 and 26, emergency repairs to the Nome-Council Road are underway; Bethel plans a memorial park to honor Alaska Territorial Guard.

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