Tyler Stup, KNOM - Nome
House bill 211 sponsored by Kiana Democrat Dean Westlake met opposition in a house session early Monday afternoon. Listen now
After being open for a record high amount of consecutive days -around three weeks- the ice road that spans from Kotzebue to Noorvik and Kiana is closed. After a snow storm Sunday night (April 9th), several Kotzebue residents found their vehicles on the wrong side of the road. Listen now
Two new pieces of legislation are coming together to pave the way for a possibility of an Arctic deep draft port in the state. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) both contain independent sections regarding a start to the port process. Listen now
A fire in Emmonak has damaged the local water treatment plant. Emmonak’s mayor Wilbur Hootch said the cause of the fire is a suspected pump overload. The fire damaged the main vacuum pump. Listen Now
As average temperatures rise, two University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are mapping permafrost’s impact on Alaska.
Yesterday, Kotzebue residents filed into the NorthWest Arctic Borough building to cast their vote during the municipal election. On the ballot was a local option vote to close the city-run liquor store as well as openings for Assembly and School Board seats.
Since October 2011, the city-owned Kotzebue Package Store has been selling alcohol. Come October 4th, local voters will decide the fate of the store, when they’re asked if the city should ban alcohol sales all over again.
Originally thought to total 206,000, the Western Arctic Caribou herd is smaller than first estimated. A new photo survey done by the Department of Fish and Game indicates the Western Arctic Caribou herd totals 201,000.
Last week, the cruise ship Crystal Serenity sailed into Nome and 850 of the cruise ship’s passengers were ferried in from the offshore vessel and took the day to tour the city. Listen now
Alaskan educators from around the region recently gathered in Council to do a little summer homework. Helping certify educators, Nome’s Northwest Campus hosted teacher camp, a unique opportunity to learn about the space where Alaskan schooling and Alaskan culture intersect. Listen now