The grant — worth nearly $500,000 — will go towards replacing outdated equipment at all 15 BSSD schools and the district office in Unalakleet.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
USDA’s branch of Rural Development is partnering with the Association of Village Council Presidents to get an on-the-ground perspective of communities’ needs.
As the state’s commission works toward a unified arctic policy, leaders balance immediate needs in rural communities with long-term international ambitions.
In Monday’s news: A small Canadian mining company is in the early stages of exploring a graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula; AK Transportation Department will…