The crew sent to fix the Quintillion undersea cable encountered ice, difficult currents, and a food shortage in its effort to fix the link.
The board of directors of Bering Straits Native Corporation approved a $2 million investment in Graphite One to complete a feasibility study for a mine near Nome.
Northrim Bank cut the ribbon on permanent offices for its financial center in Nome, after serving customers from a temporary location since December in the aftermath of typhoon Merbok.
The US Department of Agriculture awarded two grants totaling $70 million to Fastwyre Broadband, formerly TelAlaska, while GCI subsidiary Unicom is working with $9 million secured under the New Markets Tax Credit.
The company reviving a graphite mine north of Nome received a $37.5 million grant from the US Department of Defense to complete a feasibility study.
US Department of Agriculture grants and loan guarantees pay for village infrastructure upgrades, new fishing vessels, and a helicopter.
The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes $100 million for extending the JBER runway and $68 million for a dormitory at Clear Space Force Station.
The typhoon that battered the Western Alaska coast in September hastened the opening of a Northrim Bank branch in Nome.
A subsidiary of the Alaska Native corporation for Nome is integrating its military uniform supply chain by acquiring a South Carolina company that prints camouflage patterns.
Northrim Bank is promoting two employees within the Executive Group. Also, to manage a new loan production office in Nome, Northrim hired Drew McCann for the position of VP, Lending Branch Manager 1.