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July 24, 2014

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FRESH AND NATURAL— Fish hang to dry on a rack at the beach overlooking Grantley Harbor. Protection of the sensitive area was the mission of an oil spill drill last week.

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SILVER MEDAL— Nome’s Elijah Cabinboy won a silver medal in the Alaskan High Kick, reaching 91 inches high. See more WEIO results and photos on page 10.
 
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DRILL— Alaska Chadux response crew deployed an oil spill boom across the 200-ft. washout at the Teller sandspit as part of an oil spill response drill.

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NJUS grapples with rising powergeneration costs
By Sandra L. Medearis
The Nome Joint Utility System board voted to increase the fuel surcharge on oil it is feeding into its generators to light the town. At a penny a kilowatt, the increase slated for the July billing will take ratepayers’ costs up by $5 per 500 kilowatts.
 

Bear and musk ox dispatched in defense of life and property

By Diana Haecker

Last week, on two separate occasions, a grizzly bear and a musk ox were taken in defense of life and property inside of Nome City limits.
 

Valuable lessons learned in Teller oil spill response drill
By Diana Haecker
Only rarely do oil spill removal organizations , OSRO for short,  embrace bad weather, rough seas and uncooperative elements.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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