After threatened federal budget cuts, it’s an uncertain future for the Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program, whose sole representative in Nome is Gay Sheffield.
As part of a 5-year renovation plan, UAF Northwest Campus will renovate four classrooms in May. Amidst budget challenges and a declining, full-time staff, Director Bob Metcalf says increasing access for its 1,300 students remains the focus.
There was standing room only at Old St. Joe’s as 30 graduates from all over western Alaska accepted their diplomas.
Commissioner Dr. Frances Gulland will give a talk Monday night on changes in marine mammal health.
A speaker Thursday night at Northwest Campus is presenting his findings on gyrfalcons, the largest of falcon species. They’re white birds of prey, native to the Arctic, that are now at a critical moment in their lifecycle.
If you look closely, you can see a small antenna poking off the UAF Northwest Campus main building. That antenna connects to an international monitoring system, allowing anyone in the world to track vessels moving within 12 miles of Nome’s harbor.
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