Laureli Kinneen, KNOM - Nome
Laureli Kinneen is a reporter at KNOM in Nome.
This week APRN and our affiliates across the state have been taking a look back at favorite and significant stories of 2011. Tonight we start in Nome.
For rural Alaska mushers, the race season is starting to wind up. In January, there’s the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. In April, the Kobuk 440.
Communities throughout the Norton Sound region will continue to have patient care come Monday, December 19. Health aides will not go on strike.
An AVEC lineman made it to Savoonga Friday morning and with one hour of work, he had power going for 40 households, including the Post Office, Church and Public Safety building. According to the Alaska Village Electric Co-op, the remaining 30 homes should have power by this afternoon with the change of a transformer.
A failed marine delivery of 1.6 million gallons of fuel due to November’s storm spurred the leadership at the Sitnasuak Native Corporation in Nome to get creative. They’re looking to Russian and Korean companies to keep fuel costs down in the Western Alaskan community.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus in Nome now has an interim director. Last Friday, Lee Haugen resigned and later this month, she will go to court, having admitted to sending marijuana to herself back in October.
Update: The Alaska Dispatch is reporting that the barge is now under control and is being towed to Port Clarence.
A barge carrying 140,000 gallons of aviation fuel and 5,800 gallons of gasoline is adrift in the Bering Strait, 11 miles north of the community… Read More
There was a fuel spill in Nome Saturday morning that leaked up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the ocean near the harbor. The vessel that hit rocks near the Nome Harbor and spilled up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel belongs to Alaska Logistics – one of the main shippers to Western Alaska.
Three people have died in two fatal accidents that occurred in Nome and Elim in the early morning hours Sunday.
Anecdotal reports from the public have revealed that beaver activity has grown in northern Alaska and looks to have an impact on salmon.
The Northern Waters Task Force held a series of meetings in Kotzebue and Nome this week.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted Saturday to delay the initial review of chum salmon bycatch reduction alternatives in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery.
While the agenda at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel meeting moved ahead of schedule, it’s possible that much of the action on the chum bycatch issue will not take place until later this year. The meeting is taking place this week in Nome.