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November 26, 2015

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Photo by Diana Haecker
MIRAGE— Calm seas and the soft afternoon light on Sunday, November 22, create a mirage of Cape Nome in Norton Sound.
Photo by Diana Haecker
KATILUTA— Andrew J. Kunayak Sr., originally from Little Diomede, entertained the audience during the Saturday Katiluta festivities with a dance. See more photos on pages 8 and 9.
Photo by Sandra L. Medearis
PUSHING THEIR LUCK—John A. Keeley of Phoenix Marine chanced having his barges caught by freezing water and also challenged the Nome Port Commission to allow him to store them frozen into the harbor, against the rules up to now. He came out double winner—getting the barges out and getting the Commission’s approval on a parking place in the harbor as a backup plan.


Regional Energy Planning group to complete energy plan
By Maisie Thomas
The Bering Straits Development Company Regional Energy Planning Strategic Advisory Group held a meeting in Nome’s Mini Convention Center from November 17 to November 19. The conference was the culmination of a two-year effort to complete an Alaska Energy Authority Regional Energy Plan.

NJUS reviews Pilgrim Springs contract
By Sandra L. Medearis
At their Nov. 17 meeting, the Nome Joint Utilities Board of Directors voted to go into executive session to talk about a contract they signed last year with Pilgrim Geothermal, expecting a partial solution to Nome’s high cost of energy.

Phoenix Marine challenges freeze-up in pulling out dredges
By Sandra L. Medearis
The Nome Port Commission and administration has shown readiness to depart from a concrete rule that no vessels may remain in the harbor after freeze-up. At their Nov. 19 meeting, the panel showed a will to consider requests to remain in the ice on a case-by-case basis.



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