Alexie Walters, 34, reportedly assaulted multiple people on the night of Oct. 4 in Mountain Village, according to Alaska State Troopers, before barricading himself inside his home with Gertrude Queenie, 22, who was later found dead in the home.
Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and Gov. Bill Walker’s administration has taken steps recently toward a climate change action plan. Just this week, Mallott was in Nome for Kawerak’s Leadership Summit, but also, he says, to discuss Arctic policy.
A team of South Korean researchers were in Nome during September to study the effects of climate change on Arctic permafrost ecosystems. The project is one of many throughout the Arctic and Antarctic sponsored by the Korean Polar Research Institute, or KOPRI.
Summer is the busy season for marine research in the waters of Western Alaska, and that means plenty of ship traffic through the Port of Nome. One such ship is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Fairweather, which recently made a third stop in Nome during a mission to map the ocean floor.
The complaint, filed in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska, alleges that Barbara Amarok, Edna Baker and Charles Fagerstrom violated their fiduciary duties of loyalty and care by distributing an anonymous mailer that “misinformed Sitnasuak shareholders and damaged the corporation.”
Clouds and rain obscured Nome’s view Monday of the “Great American Eclipse,” but Western Alaskans can take heart: another total solar eclipse is coming in 2033, and this time, Nome will be at the center of it all. Call it the “Great Bering Strait Eclipse.”
Two specially equipped sailboats are attempting a voyage that’s never been done before – a trip to the North Pole. Led by a British explorer, the international crew has moved the boats from their home in Sitka up to Nome, where they’re hoping to launch for their journey to the Pole this weekend.