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The Nome Common Council formally introduced two ordinances and gave the nod to second reading and final passage of two more. However, a raft of business came up informally during the agenda item...
About 30 community members gathered at Trigg Tribal Hall Monday evening to discuss and describe a proposed public safety commission to promote communication and increased accountability between the...
On Feb. 13, Governor Mike Dunleavy rolled out his budget proposal that includes budget cuts to the tune of $1.6 billion. Dunleavy ran on a platform of paying a full Permanent Fund Dividend to...
Bill Schildbach at a school winter concert event in Dec. 2018.
In a special meeting on February 7 the Nome Public Schools Board of Education terminated the contract of Superintendent William Schildbach. After a work session of an hour and a half the board...
A two-day snow storm with gusts topping out at 51 mph brought life in Nome to a temporary halt and caused closures of schools, businesses and cancellations of events. Until the worst was over, city...
CASH SETTLEMENT—Bering Strait School District agreed to pay $12.6 million to victims of sex abuse that parents and students say continued at Wales school. Former school instructor Amos Oxereok, talks with his attorney, James Ferguson, at his sentence hearing Feb. 28 last year in Nome. Oxereok is serving 20 years for sex abuse in the case
Young victims and their parents who testified at a court hearing in Nome Feb. 4 said the girls’ childhoods had been stolen when Bering Strait School District instructor Amos Oxereok sexually abused...
Public health officials confirmed that four Nome residents had been hospitalized in early January with preliminary results pointing to poising from foodborne type E botulism from an aged beluga...
BIG SCISSORS – NSHC board member Alice Fitka wields the big scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the dedication of the hospital’s new MRI machine. From left are Berda Willson, Native Village of Council; Alfred Sahlin of Nome Eskimo Community; Jean Ferris of Stebbins; Alice Fitka of St. Michael and Mathilda Hardy, Native Village of Shaktoolik.
Norton Sound Health Corporation on January 30 dedicated the new and ready to go MRI machine. The device for taking detailed images inside the body represents a large step forward in providing care...
FUTURE NURSES – The current cohort of nurses-to-be and their instructor get their picture taken with their favorite patient. From left are Daniel Hobbs, Veronica Verbridge, RN and instructor Wendy Smith, Vanessa Tahlhofer and Kallie King.
A program jointly offered by the Bering Strait Region Health Consortium and the University of Alaska Anchorage is producing registered nurses right here in Nome. With almost no travel out of the...
The Nome Common Council finished mid-year revisions to the general fund and four other budgets on Monday evening. The adjustments to the FY 2019 spending plan will bring most of the revenue and...

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