Nome considers buying Cold War communications towers

The Nome City Council will meet Monday night to debate the purchase of property at Anvil Mountain from Sitnasuak Native Corp. If the purchase goes through, the city would also own the White Alice communication towers constructed by the Air Force during the Cold War.

Despite Alaska's economic woes, Nome focuses on Arctic port future

Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of its multiyear and multibillion-dollar plan to drill in the Chukchi, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers put its plan for a deep draft Arctic port on hold. But at city meetings in Nome, all eyes are fixed on the future and a strategic plan to position its port for Arctic growth.

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