TO BE TESTED—A pair of murres, a glaucous gull and a spectacled eider are prepared to be sent out to a lab to be tested for avian influenza.
By Megan Gannon Last Friday morning, Gay Sheffield was packing a cooler in the science lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Northwest Campus in Nome. She was not preparing for a weekend at camp. Rather, she was sending frozen birds, including...
By Peter Loewi Active cases in the region rose to 23 last Friday, the highest in over two months. Cases appear to go down over the weekend because less testing is done but tend to rise towards the end of the week. Hospitalizations of COVID patients...
PARADE—Warm and sunny weather graced Saturday’s Midnight Sun Parade, drawing a large crowd looking for fun, games and candy.
By Peter Loewi and Megan Gannon When the day lasts forever, why shouldn’t the festivities? The 2022 Midnight Sun Festival ran from Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19, and featured food, bank robberies, and the raft race down the Nome River...
By Diana Haecker The Nome Common Council swiftly and without much comment from the public passed in second readings the fiscal year 2023 budgets for the city’s general fund, the school debt service fund ($288,250), the special revenue fund ($664,...
By Peter Loewi Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration released briefing documents saying that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines safely produced immune responses in children under the age of five. The FDA will meet this week to authorize...
The Nome Court sentenced John Aluska to 10 years of incarceration related to a “parade of horrors” he committed against his family at a remote riverside fish camp near Stebbins two years ago.
By Megan Gannon Last week, the Nome Court sentenced a Stebbins man to 10 years of incarceration related to a “parade of horrors” he committed against his family at a remote riverside fish camp near Stebbins two years ago. Through witness testimony...
two Nome moms, Krystal Hensley and Renee Joyce, stepped up to organize a new event, called Mizuktata, which means “Let’s drink juice!” in Iñupiaq as the official Lemonade Day was cancelled for Alaska..
As Midnight Sun festivities get underway, kids will set up stands throughout Nome this Saturday, June 18 to sell beverages and baked goods as part of a new event called Mizuktata, which means “Let’s drink juice!” in Iñupiaq. Mizuktata is inspired by...
PROTESTING—Left to right, Michael Thomas (of Utqiagvik), Pangaanga Pangawyi (Sivungaq), Aklaasiaq Ahmasuk (Sitnasuaq) and Bivers Gologergen (Sivungaq) joined protesters in Menlo Park, CA to voice their concerns over potential health impacts on humans and marine life, and a lack of meaningful consultation with those who rely on the ice for subsistence activities.
By Megan Gannon An Alaska Native delegation, including a handful of Nomeites, stood outside a country club in Menlo Park, California, last month with a banner that resembled a red road sign: “Wrong Way, Do Not Enter.” Their message was directed at...
By Megan Gannon Graphite One continues exploratory work this summer for its proposed graphite mine near the Imuruk Basin on the northern slope of the Kigluaik Mountains, which contains the largest-known natural graphite deposit in the United States...

Obituaries

Donald Lee Fancher was born in Bethel, Alaska, on January 30, 1955 to Elizabeth Wassilie and Edward Giarraputo. He was later adopted by Maxwell and Gladys Fancher. Don grew up in Bethel, Alaska, and...

Education

Nome-Beltz students learn about kalo cultivation at the Ka'ala farm on Oahu.

Sixteen Nome-Beltz students – 14 seniors and two juniors – traveled to Hawaii last month to learn the ways in which their counterparts on Oahu live and perpetuate their Native culture.

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