The transition team for Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy says that if weather permits, Dunleavy will travel from Kotzebue to Noorvik on Monday by snow machine for his swearing-in ceremony. Judge Paul Roetman is planning to travel with him. Otherwise, the two will arrive by a 10 am air charter.
The forecast for the area is for snow showers, with a high of 31 and a low of 19 degrees. There are only three hours and 21 minutes of daylight in Noovik on Monday.
The swearing-in ceremony for both Dunleavy and Lt. Gov.-elect Kevin Meyer is scheduled for 11:55 a.m., at the Aqqaluk High School and Noorvik Elementary School gymnasium. The event is open to the public but seating is very limited.
The ceremony is scheduled to end by 12:30 pm and a community celebration will follow.
Dunleavy and his family will depart Noorvik via air charter, and Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson will be flying both in and out on the King Air, a plane belonging to the Alaska State Troopers.
Judge Roetman serves in the Second District Superior Court in Alaska. He was appointed in July 2010 by Governor Sean Parnell.