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Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

...thousand-mile race down Front Street."It's a lot of stuff that happens during the Iditarod, and it means a lot," Mayor Denise Michels said. "We have a lot of volunteerism, and of course, dog mushing is in our blood."The Iditarod, which started...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-17/nome-prepares-greet-iditarod-winner
Sports
Report shows heroin use up among Alaskans

...the unit says the trend is expected to continue. Laughlin says he believes it could become an epidemic.Nome Mayor Denise Michels says heroin and methamphetamine use are a major concern for neighboring communities that don't have state law enforcement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/report-shows-heroin-use-among-alaskans
State
Gold miners outraged at critical letter

...of that revenue, only about 5 percent.When miners pushed for a definition of "negative social impacts," Mayor Denise Michels said there was an increase in heroin and methamphetamine use."Those are some of the social issues that are happening...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-31/gold-miners-outraged-critical-letter
State
Heroin reaches into rural Alaska communities

...seeing a lot more meth, but we've been noticing in the last few years that heroin is increasing."In Nome, Mayor Denise Michels said the town has seen wider use of heroin the last few years among residents in their 20s. That demographic includes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-29/heroin-reaches-rural-alaska-communities
State
Nome voters elect first Alaska Native woman mayor

ANCHORAGE - Denise Michels, who was elected mayor of Nome by voters last week, is the first Alaska Native woman to hold the post in the town's 100-year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101203/sta_nome.shtml
News
Republican drops out of lieutenant governor's race

...reported. Other Republican candidates include Rep. Jay Ramras of Fairbanks and radio talk show host Eddie Burke of Anchorage. Democrats Diane Benson of Anchorage and Nome Mayor Denise Michels are also running. Primaries are Aug. 24.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051110/reg_637471311.shtml
Regional News
Capitol design competition jury selected

...and two non-Alaskan design professionals are on the jury. The Alaska jurors include Margaret Branson of Seward, Denise Michels of Nome, Meg Nordale of Fairbanks, as well as Edwin B. Crittenden, Joseph R. Henri and Mead Treadwell of Anchorage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/113004/loc_20041130016.shtml
News
Arctic expert files for lieutenant governor's race

...of Fairbanks and radio talk show host Eddie Burke of Anchorage. Democrats Diane Benson of Anchorage and Nome Mayor Denise Michels are also running. Primaries are in August. Treadwell, 54, is the CEO of the Anchorage technology investment firm...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051010/sta_637080793.shtml
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Fiber optic line could connect parts of Alaska, bring Internet to villages

...on satellite-based Internet, which is expensive and sometimes sluggish. "It's really, really slow," said Denise Michels, the mayor of Nome, one of 14 rural communities that have written letters in favor of the Kodiak Kenai Cable project...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011510/sta_549747693.shtml
Whitaker wins Fairbanks race

...commission to work on a petition to consolidate Ketchikan's city and borough governments. In Nome, voters elected Denise Michels mayor by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, defeating two-term incumbent Leo Rasmussen. Michels is believed to be the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100903/sta_whitaker.shtml
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