Prompted by climate and erosion concerns, Shishmaref voted to relocate in Tuesday’s primary. A choice between two potential relocation sites will be voted upon within the year.
The Nome Port Commission will meet Thursday night to hear final updates on the Arctic Chinook training exercise.
A survey of nearly 200 Nome Public Schools students said that 49 children don’t feel like they have somebody to talk to, and 74 students feel nobody would miss them if they were absent from school.
In August, Story49 takes us to Bethel, where we’ll meet Mike Bialy, a local teen with a passion for dance.
To Lias, a tundra carries a beat similar to the waltz. He imagines a tune that forms a flowing figure of descending interlocking lines.
The Crystal Serenity will bring around 1,000 passengers to Nome’s shore. “If everything falls into place like it’s supposed to, it’ll be a good day,” says Robin Johnson of Nome Discovery Tours.
“I never really understood what it meant to be humbled by nature until I came here,” Tyler reflects. Join Davis, Karen, Lauren, and Tyler as they discuss the impact the Western Alaskan environment has had on them.
Primary Election day is Tuesday, but final results from Region 4 in Alaska may not be available until early morning Wednesday, August 17th. Angelique Horton, the Region 4 elections supervisor, and her staff will be receiving regional phone calls with ballot counts throughout the night.
SeaShare donates over 200,000 pounds of seafood a year throughout Alaska as a way to help improve nutrition through the food bank network. Jim Harmon, the Executive Director of SeaShare, says he was excited to accompany the fish shipment to Kotzebue earlier this week and Nome on Wednesday.
Late Monday night, Derek Sipary, Noel Tinker, and Thaddeus Riley were on a moose hunting trip when their boat struck a submerged log, causing them to be thrown from the boat. Riley was pulled under the water by the current and did not resurface.