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WHERE THERE’S SMOKE—Rapid response and thick sheetrock inside limited loss to mostly smoke damage when Twin Dragon Restaurant caught fire just before midnight Thursday, May 25.
Fire code observance, quick response and a merciful wind kept a downtown restaurant from bursting into a full blaze Thursday night at midnight. The fire, attributed to electrical issues, broke out...
On May 4, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, also known at the American Health Care Act of 2017, or AHCA for short. The bill has been introduced as a “repeal and replace” solution for...
The Nome Common Council voted Monday evening to pull down last year’s 11-mill property tax rate to 10 mills for next year’s budget. Goodie! That means a drop in property tax? Not necessarily, as...
Alaska State Troopers arrested William Mathisen Jr. on May 18 on an outstanding arrest warrant for the sale of heroin in Nome. The Nome Western Alaska Narcotics Team had been investigating Mathisen...
EROSION AFFECTING ALASKA VILLAGES— On Friday, May 19 at the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research in Anchorage, Robin Bronen, Executive Director of the Alaska Institute for Justice and Senior Research Scientist at UAF Institute of Arctic Biology, points out 15 villages throughout Alaska that are imminently threatened by erosion due to climate change.
On Friday, May 19, Robin Bronen, Executive Director of the Alaska Institute for Justice and Senior Research Scientist at UAF Institute of Arctic Biology, gave a lunchtime talk at the UAA Institute of...
VET TEAM— Samantha Freeborn, Michele Zelaya and Dr. Gil Van Sciver treated animals last week at the Animal House. They are pictured with patient “Bear”.
After more than three years of having no constant veterinarian presence in Nome, a retired vet from Delaware has decided to come here on a regular basis to serve the dogs, cats and a few horses of...
GOING BIG— The Pomrenkes’ gold dredge Christine Rose is digging for gold off Nome’s beaches, as a film crew in the helicopter is filming the action in this file photo from 2011.
For eight seasons now, the Pomrenke family has entertained audiences on the Discovery Channel through the reality television show “Bering Sea Gold,” while giving viewers a glimpse into the life of a...
ARCTIC COUNCIL—U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired the 10th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Fairbanks, which marked the end of the U.S. Chairmanship Program.
The chairmanship of the Arctic Council held by the United States for the past two years passed to Finland in a ceremony earlier this month at the 10th Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks. Finland will...
The Nome Common Council tabled a measure requiring property owners to clear accumulated ice as well as snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. A city law already requires snow removal....
TELLER FIRE— Nome Volunteer Fire Department volunteers helped Teller residents fight a fire in a residential home, on May 4, 2017
A house fire in Teller caused substantial damage to the home of Ray Foster, according to Nome Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jim West Jr., but it fortunately did not result in injuries to people....

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