Davis Hovey (KNOM-Nome)
Temporary housing options are the main solutions Bering Strait Regional Housing Authority and other agencies have been able to use lately to keep the unhoused in Nome off the streets. But local residents may have also noticed a recent spike in people “living” on Front Street over the last few weeks.
Alaska's Congressional delegation announced Jan. 19 that the Port of Nome will receive a quarter of a billion dollars for future construction. The significant financial boost for Alaska’s only Arctic Deep Draft Port comes from the Infrastructure Act passed in 2021; there is a Deep Draft Port in Dutch Harbor, but that is not located in Arctic waters.
Governor’s Arts and Humanities Award recipient preserving Inupiaq dialect