The city of Nome confirmed in a Facebook post Monday morning that Mayor James “Richard” Beneville, 75, died overnight from pneumonia at Norton Sound Regional Hospital.
As the Bering Strait becomes more accessible, the mayor of Nome says there’s an upside to less sea ice.
After more than an hour of discussion, Nome City Council decided not to allow sex offenders who actively are receiving treatment to stay at the Seaside halfway house.
Two ordinances regarding Nome city sales tax are in the second reading phase for tonight’s City Council meeting. One ordinance, if passed, would amend the deadline to apply for a sales tax exemption, and the other would increase the seasonal sales tax.
Alaska gets close to 2 million visitors a year. More and more of them are visiting the Arctic Circle and beyond.