Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome
After a Borough meeting Tuesday night, a new payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) agreement has been struck between the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB) and Teck Alaska, the operator of Red Dog Mine. Listen now
After going more than a month without sewer or water, the community of St. Michael can again access those services at the local health clinic and City building. About 10 miles of above-ground water and sewer lines in St. Michael froze up back in mid-January. Listen now
The Department of Homeland Security and emergency management, or DHSEM, set up assistance centers on St. Lawrence Island after Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration almost two weeks ago. Listen now
Governor Bill Walker has issued a disaster declaration for the winter storms that struck Savoonga and Gambell at the end of 2016. Almost $3 million in public assistance, state individual assistance and temporary housing assistance will be given to the St. Lawrence Island communities. Listen now
In the final days of 2016, a Bering sea storm battered St. Lawrence Island, causing wind and water damage to many buildings in Savoonga. The community declared a local disaster and asked for assistance from the State in order to restore their livelihoods. Listen now
2016 ended with a Bering Sea storm that brought snow, ocean surges, and strong winds to many communities in Western Alaska. St. Lawrence Island was at risk of coastal flooding from the storm, but according to a City employee in Gambell, both communities on the island did not experience the same amount of damage. Listen now
Coming to the region at the start of the new year is a “nest” project focused on Inupiaq language revitalization. A Nome-based non-profit organization called Inuusiq Inc., which started up this year, is spearheading the project. Listen Now
Once President Barack Obama signs the national defense authorization act into law, the City of Galena will acquire a hefty plot of public land. 1,290 acres of land where the Campion Air Force Radar Station used to be located will be conveyed to Galena for the purpose of preventing future flood damage to the City. Listen Now
North Slope government and history is now part of high school graduation requirements for all North Slope Borough schools. Listen Now
At the Unalakleet School, a new class has been added to the curriculum for students that currently no other school in the Bering Strait School District offers. It’s called Fab Lab. Listen Now
In June, the federal government instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory. Listen Now
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) is coordinating the clean-up process of contaminated lands throughout the region and all over the State.
You may have noticed some construction detouring traffic in Nome around 4th and Steadman Street the past couple of days. Those traffic flow changes were due to the laying of the last section of fiber optic cable for the Nome part of the Quintillion project.
As determined by Tuesday’s submitted ballots, the community of Shishmaref will relocate to one of two potential sites. According to the Associated Press, unofficial results were 89 in favor of relocating and 78 in favor of staying in place and protecting. Listen now
The Pachamama Band, also known to a few as the Schwoerer family singers, are all members of one Swiss family that has been living at sea for the past sixteen years. They’ve been sailing around the world in a boat called Pachamama, educating people about climate change and re-strengthening humanity’s relationship with nature.