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Sea Ice A Long Ways Off From Western Alaska

With a poor start for ice forming in northern Alaska waters this season, the latest climate forecasts predict sea ice may not reach Western Alaska until December. According to the National Weather Service, sea ice has started to form along the upper coast of the North Slope on the Chukchi side, as well as in […]

Nome Utility Board Updates Residents on Fuel Delivery, Power Outages, and Leaks

A water leak created a puddle on 3rd Avenue that was above ankle height.

After some delays earlier this fall, Nome received a crucial fuel delivery of 2,150,000 gallons last week. Nome Joint Utility System Assistant Manager Ken Morton updated the utility board of that delivery at their monthly meeting on Tuesday (October 22nd). According to the Utility Manager’s report, the delivered fuel is expected to cost just under […]