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LEPC, Kawerak, and State Fostering Regional Emergency Preparedness Ahead of Local Workshop

Oiled Wildlife

Thomas Riley works in the planning division for DHSEM. Riley recently visited Nome for three days and spoke with organizations like Kawerak and the LEPC about specific emergencies that may arise in the region. Anahma Shannon of Kawerak said of Riley’s visit, “I think one of the things they (the State) realized is that people kept bringing up oil spill response, increased vessel traffic, oiled wildlife…”

Incidents of “Criminal Mischief” in Elim, Teller This Week

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

In Elim, Troopers received a report on Tuesday of an unoccupied dwelling being broken into. That same day, in Teller, Troopers responded to a report of vandalized vehicles. On Wednesday, Troopers were informed of a burglary and items being stolen from a Teller residence.