The Coast Guard is expected to return to Kotzebue in Summer 2017.
Jayhawk pilot Lieutenant Leo Lake says the Coast Guard Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue allowed the crew to respond within twenty minutes.
A Savoonga Village Police Officer reported Harlan Kingeekuk missing four days after he left on a four-wheeler to visit an archaeological dig site. He never made it to the St. Lawrence Island site; his body was recovered Thursday evening with signs of apparent hypothermia.
70-year-old Michael Fay of Springfield, MO, is reported to have hurt his back while operating his all-terrain vehicle an estimated 55 miles northeast of Nome.
36-year-old Joseph Balderas has been reported missing since Monday, June 27th. On July 4, troopers suspended their search “pending any new leads.”
A search and rescue is still underway near Nome for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas. If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Nome Fire Department at (907) 443-2310.
In their first long-term lease above the Arctic Circle, the U.S. Coast Guard is coming to Kotzebue for the summer — and preparing for summers to come.
The Coast Guard met with locals in Nome in preparation for a busy summer shipping season in the Arctic.
The Arctic is set to see its first large cruise ship this summer, but Nome and many other communities along its route may not be ready for a major disaster at sea.
Nome’s Mayor Richard Beneville, Port Director Joy Baker, and Port Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle traveled to the lower-48 to encourage Arctic development in Nome.