“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.
The big action items were a tour of the facilities, renewal of teacher contracts, and the approval of new policy.
“Is burning trash necessary? Is it better to have public health?” Tom Okleasik asked the Nome City Council during Monday night’s meeting, during which an ordinance to ban burning trash within city limits was voted down.
During the meeting, the Nome School Board will discuss new teacher contracts, the NPS bus contract, and the first reading of board policy regarding fund balances, gangs, and tobacco.
Helping certify educators, Nome’s Northwest Campus recently hosted teacher camp, a unique opportunity to learn about the space where Alaskan schooling and Alaskan culture intersect.
On the City Council’s docket is a new ordinance regarding the ban of burning certain types of material within city limits, a topic that was suggested during the last City Council meeting on July 25th.
Suzanne DiPietro, Executive Director of the Alaska Judicial Council, says a goal of Senate Bill 91 is to reduce the prison population and save $380 million over ten years.