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The Nome Common Council listens to testimony by people in the audience during a work session on Monday, Dec. 11 as the ponder the question to keep operating a Nome Ambulance department or to hand over the service to NSHC.
In a work session the Nome Common Council discussed again whether to retain the city-run volunteer ambulance department or if it makes sense to hand the service over to Norton Sound Health...
A HOT SUMMER — This map included in the 2023 Arctic Report Card shows surface temperatures in July-September 2023 compared to the 1991-2020 average. The darkest red areas were 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit or more above average. The graph to the right shows summer temperatures each year from 1940-2023, tracking rapid warming in recent decades.
The Arctic is warming up to four times as fast as the rest of the world, and in 2023, the region experienced its sixth warmest year on record, according to an annual assessment. The planet saw its...
A search team recovered the bodies of a couple who got caught in a storm between Teller and Nome as they traveled the 70 miles from Teller on Sunday. Alaska State Troopers said that Dustin...
Nome and Teller search and rescue groups are searching for two overdue travelers from Teller to Nome who left Teller in the evening around 5 p.m. on Sunday December 10 on a single snowmachine and...
Update: The Governor on Dec. 8 issued a disaster declaration, which  activates the state’s Public Assistance program and can reimburse local governments and certain non-profits for repairs to...
Spotted seal mother with pup.
Microplastic pollution has contaminated nearly every inch of the natural world. Tiny plastic strands have been discovered at the bottom of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean and at the top of...
Nome’s swimming pool was supposed to open in September after an overhaul this summer, returning the pool back to a chorine system after the saltwater system eroded the pool equipment. Repeated...
The City of Nome and Bering Straits Native Corporation are discussing expanding the Cape Nome jetty to ease the transport of rock from the adjacent rock quarry.
The City of Nome and Bering Straits Native Corporation are discussing expanding the Cape Nome jetty to ease the transport of rock from the adjacent rock quarry. “There have been discussions about...
The City of Diomede building, pictured in the center, slid off its foundation and rests against the green school house.
On Sunday, at about 11:30 a.m. the city building at Little Diomede slid off its aged, wooden foundational stilts. It is now leaning precariously against the school building, located downhill.   The...
During its regular meeting last Thursday, Nome’s Port Commission heard that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing its call for bids from contractors to work on the first phase of the port’s...

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