Three mushers will compete in the 2017 Nome-Council 200 sled dog race this weekend: Janet Balice, Stephanie Johnson, and Bridgett Watkins.
An estimated 75 to 100 Nome residents were in attendance at its Women’s March. They took to the street with signs displaying a wide array of messages: slogans about women’s empowerment alongside some anti-Trump sentiment.
The Walker administration has restored $7.7 million to the state’s basic homeless assistance program, or BHAP, funding 40 shelters emergency and homeless shelters statewide.
The Basic Homeless Assistance Program grant, which provides up to $6 million a year to emergency shelters and transitional housing programs across Alaska, has been cut from Gov. Walker’s budget.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
Wednesday night’s public meeting in Nome was the first step in what’s sure to be an extensive process of exploration and permitting for Graphite One Resources—the Vancouver-based company that’s been exploring the second-largest known graphite deposit in the world, here on the Seward Peninsula.
Last winter, Shoni Evans made soup for Nome’s overnight emergency shelter almost everyday for seven months. Each morning Evans cooked about 40 cups of muskox stew, caribou…