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After three months since the Quintillion fiberoptic cable suffered a catastrophic failure on June 11, this week brought the long-anticipated news: repairs have been completed and service is 100...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t open a new public comment period in its reappraisal of IPOP’s permit application. IPOP’s initial permit application for a controversial project to...
BERM REMNANTS— Lewis Nakarak shows one of the last remnants of the original berm, which was mostly destroyed by ex-typhoon Merbok.
By Stephen Lezak SHAKTOOLIK—One year after ex-typhoon Merbok destroyed the 28-foot-tall berm that separated Shaktoolik from Norton Sound, residents look to autumn with a mix of fear and frustration...
GRAVE MATTERS — Splintered wood from fallen and smashed coffins are being investigated by an archaeologist in St. Michael.
A year after ex-typhoon Merbok, hit the region, an archaeologist has returned to St. Michael this month to help recover graves that were exposed due to erosion. In the immediate aftermath of Merbok...
Bering Straits Native Corporation announced last week that it has invested $2 million in the mining exploration company Graphite One. “This is not just an investment in Graphite One, it is a long-...
UPDATE: In a special session, the Council passed a resolution to lease a portion of Satellite Field, west of the Softball Field, from Alaska Gold Co. NOME—The Nome Common Council voted down a...
Telecommunications company GCI sent out an alert last Thursday September 7 informing customers in Nome they are unable to place or receive calls between mobile and landline phones including emergency...
A WALE(S) OF A GOOD TIME  — Iris Tokeinna of Wales danced with the rest of her group during their final performance of the 22nd Annual Kingikmiut Dance Festival.
The 22nd Annual Kingikmiut Dance Festival took place in Wales over Labor Day Weekend for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The celebration kicked off in the school gym Friday night,...
TELLER— The townsite of Teller is located between Grantley Harbor and Port Clarence.
This summer, Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority began investigating a new subdivision site across from the airport in Teller for 40 houses — some newly built, some relocated —away from flood...
PUGGING FOR THE CAMERA — White House advisor Mitch Landrieu holds Lupe, one of Mayor John Handeland’s pugs, during a tour of the Port of Nome last Thursday.
White House advisor Mitch Landrieu was one of the many Washington officials visiting Alaska in August to talk about the federal dollars coming to the region, and last Thursday, he was getting his...

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