A dead murre lies on the sand where it washed ashore in Nome in June 2018.

For the second year in a row, dead seabirds are washing up on beaches throughout the region by the hundreds. The birds appear to be starving, but scientists say the story is more complicated and could be connected to warming seas.

Read More
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.

Read More