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Living in Alaska without a cellphone is a paradigm shift, newly-arrived volunteer Caitlin says. “I started to experience things fuller. I went out with nothing in my hands to distract me.”
A buoy afloat in the Bering Sea near King Island gathers wave readings that are live-streamed for local users, but with funding set to expire at the end of this season, the buoy needs a home and money to keep it operating.
The drone launch and landing took place on the deck of the Coast Guard’s Healy, the same vessel that carved a path through the ice for a January 2012 winter fuel delivery to Nome.
At closing bell, now two weeks into the academic year, you’ll likely see some new faces pouring out of the Nome Public Schools—teachers, staff, students eager for the year ahead. One new face, in particular, is the new principal at Nome Beltz Jr/Sr High School.
The results are in from state testing in Nome Public Schools, and at Tuesday’s work session, the school board reviewed where Nome ranks on the Alaska School Performance Index (ASPI), based on students’ SBA (Standards Based Assessment) scores.
The city estimates about $800,000 could be collected by removing the sales tax exemption for churches, nonprofits, and other organizations in town.
With all the newbies now arrived at KNOM, volunteer Jenn explains what they’ve been up to around town: from family dinners to exploring the Last Train to Nowhere.
With fuel costs rising, the U.S. Department of Energy wants to work with villages to develop renewable energy projects suitable for rural Alaska.
Alaska telecom company GCI says it’s preparing to roll out a 3G cellphone network in mid-October—the first of its kind in Nome—with 3G service expanding to Kotzebue and Unalakleet by mid-November.