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Nome Port Director Joy Baker presented information about future port construction during the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators conference in Anchorage last week. She shared details about anticipated costs, expected timelines, and why a deep-water port was necessary in the region.
By Julia Lerner Representatives from the City and Port of Nome traveled to Anchorage last week to participate in the annual Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators conference....
By Julia Lerner The Nome, Norton Sound and Bering Strait region has seen its second COVID-19 related death last week. The individual, a regional resident in his 60s, passed away on Wednesday,...
A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft forward-looking infrared camera captures an 18-foot boat stuck on Sinuk River near Nome, Alaska, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 crew were notified of overdue boaters location and dropped a pump can with survival gear and a radio.
By Diana Haecker Two overdue boaters from Teller were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter last Friday after being reported overdue on Thursday. They were both found alive and well in a cabin...
SWORN IN— City Clerk Bryant Hammond, right, swears in Paris Hebel as the new Youth Representative on the Nome Common Council.
By Diana Haecker As COVID infections surge in Nome and the region, Nome City Manager Glenn Steckman put before the Nome Common Council an emergency ordinance that would’ve closed bars until Nov. 14...
By Julia Lerner On Thursday, Oct. 28, NSHC reported the second COVID-19 death in the region. According to state data, the deceased is a man in his 60s, from Nome. COVID-19 cases in the Nome, Norton...
By Julia Lerner As Nome’s Emergency Shelter Team, NEST for short, prepares to welcome its first guests for the winter season next week, many Nomeites are continuing to discuss housing solutions and...
CHANGE—Alaska Airlines plans to replace the 737s with a smaller planes for the morning flights, starting in summer 2022.
By Diana Haecker It was not a press release that announced changes to Alaska Airlines’ service to Nome, but whispers on the street. Those whispers proved true as Alaska Airlines confirmed this week...
ALGAL HOTBEDS— The map shows algal cyst hotbeds off the northwest Alaska coast.
By Julia Lerner Warming sea waters are contributing to a massive growth of harmful and toxic algal blooms in the waters of the Bering Sea, putting both marine animals and human lives at risk,...
OATH OF OFFICE— City Clerk Bryant Hammond swears in new Nome Common Council member Scot Henderson, during the regular Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 11.
By Diana Haecker During Monday’s regular meeting, the Nome Common Council swiftly moved through a light agenda without any action items. The main action consisted of swearing in new council member...
Nomeite Lew Tobin, left, discusses a map proposal with Redistricting Board member Budd Simpson, during Monday’s public meeting at Old St. Joe’s.
By Julia Lerner Members of Alaska’s redistricting board visited Nome on Monday to hear public testimony regarding their six proposed district maps. “The redistricting board is travelling around the...

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