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By Julia Lerner More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, Nome has seen the first COVID-related death last week. On Wednesday morning, a Nome resident died of COVID-19. The individual...
RESEARCH VESSEL— The research vessel Sikuliaq sits at the Westgold Dock at the Port of Nome on October 5.
FAIRBANKS (UAF)—A science cruise led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher to investigate the origin of the Arctic Ocean’s Amerasia Basin has come to an end, with the research vessel...
By Julia Lerner As hospitals across the state continue to ration care and turn away patients, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Nome, Norton Sound and the Bering Strait region. The Norton Sound...
By Diana Haecker Only 11 minutes after the polls closed on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m., City Clerk Bryant Hammond had preliminary results ready in a largely uncontested municipal election. On Thursday...
YOUNG AVIATOR— Zara Rutherford, 19,  of Belgium landed in Nome on Thursday, Oct. 30 in her ultralight aircraft, trying to set a world record as the youngest person to fly around the world solo.
By Julia Lerner Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed her two-seat plane at Nome’s City Field on Friday afternoon as part of her attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Her goal: to be the...
 By Diana Haecker In their regular meeting on Monday, the Nome Common Council unanimously voted to extend an emergency ordinance until January 2022. This marked the second reading of the ordinance,...
By Julia Lerner The state of Alaska sees record-breaking numbers of new COVID-19 cases every day, and the Nome, Norton Sound and Bering Strait region is not immune against the trend. Cases continue...
Iditarod participants must be vaccinated in the 2022 race.
By Diana Haecker The Iditarod Trail Committee last week announced that it will require full COVID-19 vaccinations for all participants in next year’s 50th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race...
Version 4 of a proposed District 39 map.
By Julia Lerner Members of the Alaska Redistricting Board will visit Nome in October to meet with residents and discuss several proposed district maps as part of their community outreach tour....
NOME YOUTH FACILITY— The facility was closed due to state budget constraints two years ago.
By Julia Lerner Two years after the closure of the Nome Youth Facility, tales of teen vandalism, fights and theft grip Nome’s social media pages while Nome police officers struggle to address the...

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