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STRAIT SCIENCE — Jim Murphy presents the results of the latest northern Bering Sea surface trawl survey.
The northern Bering Sea is still rebounding from a warm period four years ago, and juvenile Chinook and chum salmon stocks are still low in that ecosystem, according to the results of a recent...
Tyler Shold, 31, was sentenced on Tuesday to 40 years incarceration, with 15 years suspended, 25 years to serve and 10 years probation for murdering his girlfriend, 24-year-old Anna Matoomealook, on...
BUTTERCUP — A conservation group is arguing that the Alaskan glacier buttercup, or Ranunculus glacialis ssp. alaskensis deserves federal protection.
A conservation nonprofit has petitioned the federal government to protect a rare flower only found in the Kigluaik Mountains. The Center for Biological Diversity has asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
TESTIMONY — Melanie Bahnke speaks during a public meeting with BLM on protections for D-1 lands on Thursday, February 1 at the Mini Convention Center in Nome.
Indigenous residents of the Bering Strait region who attended a meeting with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nome last week sent a clear message to the agency: They want to keep federal...
Dora Ahwinona, Greg Smith, Selma Rock and Eric Smith make their voices heard outside City Hall on Monday, January 19 when the Nome Common Council was supposed to work on an ordinance to ban drive-through windows for marijuana shops. The meeting was postponed as no quorum was reached and the ordinance vote took place on January 26, when the council voted down the ordinance.
The Nome Common Council voted down an ordinance that would have prohibited drive-through and curbside sales of marijuana products, after hearing extensive testimony from the Greg Smith, who aims to...
BERING AIR — Russell Rowe of Bering Air stands inside the airline’s original hangar in Nome.
By Megan Gannon Flyers coming in and out of the Nome Airport over the last few years may have noticed some big changes happening at Bering Air. The regional airline has been steadily expanding its...
The health of the Northern Bering Sea has been slowly rebounding after a series of especially warm years. That was one takeaway from the 2023 Eastern Bering Sea Ecosystem Status Report, which was...
INNER NOME AREA— The dashed line marks the boundary of the Inner Nome Area which is currently under a weapon restriction for the  TX 095 musk ox hunt.
Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game made the case to the Nome Common Council during a work session on Monday to remove weapon restrictions for musk ox hunting in the Inner Nome...
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The contract for the construction work on Phase One of the planned Port of Nome expansion won’t be awarded until late summer, said Joy Baker, project manager for the port. The City of Nome had...
SIGN HERE — Colonel Jeffrey Palazzini, commander of the Alaska District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, shakes hands with Nome Mayor John Handeland after both signed the project partnership agreement for the port expansion.
This story has been updated on Feb. 2, 2024 With the signing of the partnership agreement, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Nome are now official partners on Nome’s port expansion...

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