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On June 29, a 12-person jury found Rayne Aukongak guilty on four counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, including possession and distribution of heroin. Aukongak...
GOODWILL FLIGHT— Dan Billman, left, and Marshall Severson fly over Russia in the cockpit of a Cessna 172.
Two Alaskan pilots, Marshall Severson and Dan Billman, flew from Nome across the dateline to Provideniya and back in Severson’s Cessna 172 on June 14. The entire trip took only a day—it’s just three...
WHERE’D IT GO?—Bill Dunker, biologist, peers into his collection jar to find an example of the green caterpillars that have been dining on willow bushes, making brown patches on the landscape in and about Nome.
The larvae of Geometer moths have stripped the leaves from patches of willows along Dexter Bypass and left the bushes brown. Darrell Williams Sr. noticed the willows turning brown near his home on...
OUT-HOPPING THE COMPETITION— Gabe Cabrera leaves some of the competition in the dust during the gunny sack race at the street games on July 4.
A chilly 45°F greeted Nomeites on the morning of July Fourth, with grey skies and a breeze. Despite the inhospitable temperatures, hundreds turned out to celebrate the Nation’s 241st birthday. Around...
A 37-year-old Nome man was charged with drunk driving and manslaughter after his 18-month-old son died in a car wreck between Teller and Nome in the early morning hours of June 18. According to...
Two former employees of Kotzebue’s Maniilaq Association are suing in state and federal courts for wrongful discharge claiming that they were fired to prevent their further investigation into misuse...
A work session at the Nome Common Council on June 26 ended up the way it started—with a growing issue of public drunkenness looking for a solution. It may take a while for the City to ferret out a...
Musk oxen have become a problem for tied up dogs in the recent years in Nome.
On Friday morning around 2:45 a.m. a musk ox wandered into Kirsten Bey’s sled dog yard, and ended up killing one 5-year-old sled dog and injuring another. According to Nome Police Sergeant Nicholas...
Two Unalakleet men, 55-year-old Peter Nanouk, and his nephew, 35-year-old Justin Nanouk, were found dead on a beach near the Golsovia River on June 13. The men left Unalakleet by boat on the morning...
A Nome man remains at Anvil Mountain Correction Center under bail of $20,000 following an altercation with his girlfriend that drew him domestic violence related assault charges plus court petitions...

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