Shishmaref Retains Alcohol Ban

Shishmaref’s alcohol ban stands.  Voters on Tuesday defeated a move to end the community’s three decade alcohol ban.

According to unofficial results, the move to allow alcohol to be sold in the village was defeated 124 to 98.  That’s about 56 percent of the vote against the ballot initiative. Voters also cast ballots for city officials.  An election canvass is set for Monday.