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TRAWL SURVEY—Lyle Britt, fish biologist, sorts crab taken from the sea floor in summer 2018 NOAA survey of northern Bering Sea. Britt and team of scientists have been researching effects of climate warming and receding sea ice with startling results.
Based on scientists’ summer surveys, drama is happening in the northern Bering Sea—warming waters, changes in fish distribution, receding sea ice and a missing thermal barrier to fish migration north...
 AFN QUYANA— Nome’s David Miller joined the Kingikmiut Dancers and Singers of Anchorage to entertain the crowd during last week’s Quyana dances at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage.
The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, the largest representative annual gathering of indigenous people in the nation, brought together more than 6,000 people from across the state and Outside...
LISTENING— Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson, Gov. Bill Walker, First Lady Donna Walker and daughter, Lindsay (Walker) Hobson on stage listening to various tribal representatives express their appreciation and sadness at Walker’s announcement.
Gov. Bill Walker announced thesuspension of his re-election campaign at the start of what was to be a candidates’ forum at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage Oct. 18. Standing...
ALL  ABOARD— Passengers for Diomede board the Pathfinder helicopter on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Nome Airport.
Diomede is a little less isolated thanks to a bill signed by President Trump on Oct. 5. The reauthorization of the FAA’s Essential Air Service program includes language, which makes Diomede eligible...
Arctic sea ice is melting rapidly. There are many ways to quantify this. A look at the ice chart from 2000 to 2015 reveals that thick old ice is becoming smaller and smaller. The earth is warming as...
A room full of Nome residents showed an interest in a work session Oct. 8 concerning the formation of a public safety committee to help iron out issues between the public and Nome Police Dept. “It...
CELEBRATING—Eddie Kakaruk with the King Island drummers and dancers helped celebrate the commemoration of new UAF Northwest Campus buildings.
With out-of-town dignitaries and elected representatives present, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus dedicated new facilities and celebrated the institution’s continued success at...
Dedication of the Sitnasuanmiut Qunuwit.
The dedication of the Sitnasuanmiut Qunuwit on October 1 is a link to one of the darkest chapters in the history of Nome and the Seward Peninsula. The memorial honors the local people, the...
Tom Moran, center, at a special meeting regarding Meghan Topkok's appeal of City Clerk's decision she was ineligible to run for City Council.
The Nome Common Council prematurely ended Thomas Moran’s tenure as city manager in Nome following an executive session at the end of Monday’s regular Common Council meeting. The Council came out of...
Meghan Sigvanna Topkok
Meghan Topkok raised her right hand and repeated the oath of office as a newly elected Council member at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Nome Common Council. Topkok’s seating occurred after she...

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