Nome port

According to the breakdown of projects funded by the new budget, $1.6 million is intended to support the design of an Arctic Deep Draft Port in Nome. The 2018 Capital Budget also awarded Wales $650,000 and almost $100,000 to Koyuk for water system heat recovery projects. Another significant monetary award designated for Western Alaska was given to Mountain Village, so the community can benefit from St. Mary’s wind energy project.

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Ivory walrus

On Monday, public comments were being solicited on Senate Joint resolution 4, sponsored in part by Senator Donny Olson. Among those who gave testimony were Alice Bioff, Vera Metcalf, and Melanie Bahnke. The resolution looks to spur the State’s Congressional delegation to introduce bills which would protect walrus, mammoth, and mastodon ivory from other ivory bans.

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In rural Alaska, spring is arriving in stops and starts. As our daylight hours rapidly increase – by more than six minutes each day – our skies alternate between sunshine, clouds, and heavy fog. Temperatures hover near the freezing point during the day, and the snow and ice are beginning to recede. Perhaps most noticeably,…

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