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By Julia Lerner Earlier this year, Alaska had the highest rate per capita of COVID-19 vaccinations. Now, though, the state has one of the highest rates per capita of daily COVID-19 cases. Over the...
BARGE RAMP REPAIR— Repairs of the launch ramp replacement hit a snag due to stormy weather, making it difficult to de-water the area to replace the concrete barge ramp. With the help of the pictured ‘aqua dam’ project contractors hope to achieve the de-watering to allow the installation of the concrete ramp
By Diana Haecker The Port Commission met for a work session and regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15, canceling the scheduled Open House session that was planned for Thursday. Present were...
NOME COMMON COUNCIL— The Council passed the emergency authorization into second reading.
By Diana Haecker At last Monday’s regular meeting the Nome Common Council approved in first reading the extension of the Emergency Ordinance that “authorizes the Nome Common Council to direct the...
By Julia Lerner As COVID-19 diagnoses and hospitalizations continue to rise across the country, cases of the virus in Nome, Norton Sound, and the Bering Strait region are also on a slight upward...
NEW CLINIC OPENING IN SHISHMAREF—Shishmaref Mayor Howard Weyiouanna, Elizabeth Nayokpuk, NSHC Board Chair Preston Rookok, NSHC Shishmaref Director Mollie Ningeulook and NSHC Executive Committee Member Matilda Hardy celebrate the moment the ribbon is cut to the new Shishmaref clinic on Friday, Sept. 10.
By Reba Lean, NSHC Public Relations Manager A new 5,400-square-foot clinic is open and operating in Shishmaref after about 16 months of construction amidst a pandemic and the complications it...
LOON— Species of dead birds found along beaches this summer included loons and cormorants, species that didn’t wash up dead in great numbers in previous summers.
By Julia Lerner St. Lawrence Island, home to two native villages in the region, is also the summer home of several migratory seabird species, including kittiwakes, auklets, murre and shearwaters....
By Julia Lerner As hospitals across the state set new records of hospitalized and ventilated COVID-19 patients, cases in Nome, Norton Sound and the Bering Strait are beginning to drop. As of Tuesday...
GREAT BATHTUB RACE— Five bathtub racing teams participated in Monday’s Labor Day tradition to race wheeled bathtubs down Front Street.
By Diana Haecker Despite rain, stiff winds and temperatures of 39°F, hardy Nomeites donned their rain gear and came out to cheer on the five participating teams in the 45th running of the Labor Day...
GOVERNOR TOURING PORT OF NOME— On Monday, August 30, Governor Mike Dunleavy visited Nome to take a tour of the Port of Nome.
By Julia Lerner Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy visited Nome to discuss the potential Port of Nome expansion project on Monday afternoon. “We came up to have a discussion with the City Council and...
By Julia Lerner Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified 80 new COVID-19 cases in the region over the last week as diagnoses hit record highs across the state of Alaska. On Tuesday, August 24...

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