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CONCERNED—Many women attended a work session with the City administration to declare a need to work with the City and other agencies to address crimes of sex assault and domestic violence in the Nome area. A group took the podium to take turns reading a proposed resolution: (left to right) Lisa Ellanna, Niviaaluk Brandt, LaVerne Ashenfelter (at podium), Tehya Tucker, Panganga Pungowiyi and Darlene Trigg.
At the meeting May 14, Nome Common Council considered a resolution supporting Alaska Native victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. However, the Council postponed a vote and passage in...
THEODORE— The 10-pound cub named Theodore was orphaned when a shooter killed his mother at the end of April.  The cub is at the Alaska Zoo and when he is healthy enough, he will head to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington state.
An orphaned brown bear cub will spend the rest of its life in captivity following the illegal take of his mother two weeks ago. The small bear was found near the carcass of the sow and is currently...
Austin Matthias
Two Saint Michaels residents accused of contracting a sex assault on a Saint Michaels man are back to square one in the resolution of their cases. Austin Matthias, 24, faces six felony charges —...
Graduates wait for the commencement ceremony to begin on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Old St. Joe's in Nome.
Inside Old St. Joe’s there was standing room only as the 42nd Annual Commencement of the Northwest Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks went underway on Thursday, May 10. The conferring of...
Gene Tagaban performed a Raven Dance at the Wellness Conference. Tagaban told how he became a raven dancer, from his first interest as a child and how he developed into performing the raven dance. He donned his raven regalia and performed the dance.
The Bering Strait Wellness Conference took place Saturday through Monday in Nome and drew about 40 delegates from around the region. They represented city, IRA, and corporations and their objective...
LOTS OF SNOW— Nome Public Works road crews hauled 11,556 truck loads of snow off Nome’s streets.
The snowfall in Nome over the winter didn’t break the all-time record but it came close. According to the National Weather Service, 115.5 inches of snow fell, making the winter of 2017/18  number...
ENOUGH—Women filled the Council Chamber on May 7 to say they feel that assaults on Alaska Natives are receiving inadequate response and prosecution.
City officials faced a room of mostly Alaska Native women Monday evening who demanded the City work with individuals and social agencies to solve the problem of increasing numbers of assaults they...
A map of the area where IPOP proposes gold mining was attached to the APMA application.
The prospect of a gold mining operation at Safety Sound and Bonanza Channel has caused alarm amongst subsistence users in Nome who frequent the area to fish and subsistence hunt. A company called...
SENTENCING— Reed Eide at his sentencing on April 27.
A Nome man left Superior Court April 27 with the possibility of spending the remainder of his life in prison, for sex crimes. Alcohol was involved, according to court records. At a sentence hearing...
YOUTH COURT— Nome Youth Court director Pamela Smith explains to student volunteers how they will learn mediation in this exercise at the Nome Trial Court. From left clockwise are Ava Earthman, Katie Kelso, Maya Coler, Scott Santella of Anchorage’s West High, and Marek Grieme of Kenai. The United Youth Courts of Alaska held their annual meeting in Nome last week.
United Youth Courts of Alaska held their annual conference in Nome Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More than 80 students from around the state participated in seminars and exercises to expand their...

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