Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were announced in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region this week, bringing the total regional case count up to 126. Most of the new cases were part of the ongoing outbreak in Stebbins.
UPDATE: On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 12:42 p.m. Nome Search and Rescue Volunteers located the body of Serhii Denysenko, 56, on the beach near Darby Creek, west of Cape Nome.
Florence Okpealuk has been missing since August 30. She was last seen at West Beach in Nome.
After nearly a month and a half with no sign of 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk, a group of independent searchers turned to a new tactic. Over the weekend, from October 9 through 11, three search and rescue dogs assisted in the search.
TAG— A Russian buoy marker and fishing tag were found near Wales on  September 21. Aside from the marker, there were also plastic milk drink bottles, water bottles, air freshener cans and toilet bowl cleaner bottles found.
Regional residents across the Bering Strait/Norton Sound have continued to report unusual amounts of foreign trash washing up on their beaches in what seems to be a continuation of the debris pulse that started in late July.
OFFICE SPACE – With the construction done and the move to its new facilities complete, the Nome Superior Court is up and running. Superior Court Judge Romano DiBenedetto is shown here working in his new office.
The Nome Trial Court has moved into new quarters in the old hospital at 506 W. 5th Ave. The remodeling of the space occupied by the court is nearly complete.
HERE IT COMES—Minnie Clark serves it up Friday night against the alumnae team.
Florence Okpealuk has been missing since August 30. She was last seen at West Beach in Nome.
TAG— A Russian buoy marker and fishing tag were found near Wales on  September 21. Aside from the marker, there were also plastic milk drink bottles, water bottles, air freshener cans and toilet bowl cleaner bottles found.
OFFICE SPACE – With the construction done and the move to its new facilities complete, the Nome Superior Court is up and running. Superior Court Judge Romano DiBenedetto is shown here working in his new office.
When Russian navy ships took U.S. fishing vessels by surprise during military exercises in late August, Alaskan fishermen lost millions of dollars in potential revenue and feared for their lives. Ever since, the U.S. fishing fleet, Coast Guard and...
UPDATE: On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 12:42 p.m. Nome Search and Rescue Volunteers located the body of Serhii Denysenko, 56, on the beach near Darby Creek, west of Cape Nome. The ship wreck site was on the east site of Cape Nome, about eight miles from...
Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were announced in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region this week, bringing the total regional case count up to 126. Most of the new cases were part of the ongoing outbreak in Stebbins. The first three new cases were...
HERE IT COMES—Minnie Clark serves it up Friday night against the alumnae team.
By James Mason Friday night the Lady Nanook volleyballers played their second game of the season, once again against a team of Nome-Beltz graduates. It wasn’t the same alumnae team as last time, but the results were similar. The teams were evenly...
Nome Search and Rescue attempt to board the shipwrecked mining vessel. The vessel capsized a mile offshore on Thursday evening and washed ashore later that night. Video courtesy of NVFD/SAR, Jim West Jr.
ON THE FRONT LINES— Dr. Cristina Peñon, right, consults with CHA-II Camille Katcheak, left, before donning full personal protective equipment to interview a positive COVID-19 patient in Stebbins.
Last Tuesday, October 6, twelve residents of Stebbins tested positive for COVID-19, sparking fears of another major spike in cases on the scale of the Gambell outbreak that started a few weeks ago. So far, case numbers have stayed lower than in...
Eight new COVID-19 cases have been detected in connection with the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region in the last week, bringing the total number of regional cases up to 115. While the Gambell outbreak appears to be stabilizing, new cases are still...
Florence Okpealuk has been missing since August 30. She was last seen at West Beach in Nome.
After nearly a month and a half with no sign of 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk, a group of independent searchers turned to a new tactic. Over the weekend, from October 9 through 11, three search and rescue dogs assisted in the search. The dogs were...
TAG— A Russian buoy marker and fishing tag were found near Wales on  September 21. Aside from the marker, there were also plastic milk drink bottles, water bottles, air freshener cans and toilet bowl cleaner bottles found.
Regional residents across the Bering Strait/Norton Sound have continued to report unusual amounts of foreign trash washing up on their beaches in what seems to be a continuation of the debris pulse that started in late July. The trash appears to...

Obituaries

Joseph L. Cross Jr.
It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph L. Cross, Jr. announce his passing. Joseph L. Cross, Jr., “Antoghame, Joe or Yo-yo”, was born October 26, 1973 and died October 5, 2020...

Education

Nome public schools opened for classes in the green last week and by all reports the new way of going to school is working.

The Nome Nugget

PO Box 610
Nome, Alaska 99762
USA

Phone: (907) 443-5235
Fax: (907) 443-5112

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