Without four Nome city councilmen present, a quorum could not be reached, and no ordinances or resolutions could be passed. Instead of a regular meeting, open discussion focused on NJUS labor contract negotiations and concerns about the City-run ambulance service losing money.
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.
Romano DiBenedetto will preside as the judge in the Nome Superior Court.
During Monday night’s meeting, ordinances amending the General Fund budget, the Port of Nome Fund budget, and others are expected to pass.
The KNOM volunteer dormitory is filled with “mementos whispering common bonds,” Tyler says. On the book cases in the house you see volumes by Sara Vowell, a “This American Life” contributor. It’s one of many subtle reminders that past volunteers listened to lots of radio, too.
Mountain Village’s post office was the site of a recent break-in. Few details are available at this time; postal inspectors from Anchorage are investigating.
Governor Walker’s disaster declaration will give nearly $3 million to Savoonga and Gambell to repair damage left from late 2016 winter storms.
Gambell’s Rodney Ungwiluk spoke with KNOM’s Elder Voices in 2009, sharing stories of his life on St. Lawrence Island.
Represented by public defender James Ferguson, Michael W. Hahn, Jr., pled not guilty to distributing and possessing heroin. Hahn had his original hearing on Saturday after he was arrested in Nome.
35 pro-class teams from around the state will compete in the 2017 Iron Dog race starting Saturday, February 18th, with the halfway ceremony in Nome scheduled for February 22nd.