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GIVING TO SCIENCE—A large Pacific Cod specimen caught just south of Little Diomede Island is being weighed and measured prior to collection of otoliths (ear bones) for determining the age of the fish and its overall condition.
NOAA Fisheries scientists conducting their annual trawl survey of the southern Bering Sea ecosystem survey found unprecedented conditions of warm ocean temperatures and significant changes in the cod...
DEEP WATER PORT—The Coast Guard’s Admiral Karl Schultz, left, Senator Dan Sullivan, and Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer spoke about their visit to Nome in search of a deep water port to serve the Arctic
United States Senator Dan Sullivan accompanied by top brass of both the Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy visited Nome’s port Monday as part of their quest for a deep water port to serve the increasing...
THE RESCUE— Survivors and rescuers of the dramatic air-sea rescue 25 years ago met for dinner Saturday evening in Nome. From left are rescuers Kevin Ahl, Randy Oles, survivor Dave Anderson and rescuers Terry Day, Eric Penttila and Vic Olson.
Twenty-five years ago Monday a daring air-sea rescue saved seven souls from a watery grave off Sledge Island. Their Piper Navajo had run out of gas on a return trip from Lavrentiya, Russia and when...
SAVED—For now. The Nome Common Council has given the owner of the structure on the right until Oct. 15 to achieve a list of work orders to save the solarium and cold storage from abatement.
The Nome Common Council started their session Monday evening with a work session on how to achieve a tax—sales or excise tax—on marijuana, tobacco or booze. They want to tax marijuana to make money...
Port of Nome
A projected 24-month feasibility study on the Port of Nome modification to a deep draft port is underway with a price tag of $2.9 million on the study project to be shared by federal Army Corps of...
NO PEEKING—Josephine Nassuk, left, laughs with Director of Elections Josie Bahnke and Monica Giang, background, while watching her mother, Laura Nassuk, complete a practice ballot during an election worker training session on August 1 in Nome
The Alaska Division of Elections held election worker training workshops in Nome last week. The goal of the two sessions, one on July 31 and another on August 1, was to prepare for Alaska’s primary...
Kivalina
As the storms of fall draw near and the village of Kivalina clings to its narrow barrier island the impasse over moving to higher ground has given way. Funding to build a road to the new town site...
At the 10th annual meeting of the U.S.-Russia Polar Bear Commission in Egvekinot, Chukotka July 27 to 28 the annual sustainable harvest level of the Alaska-Chukotka polar bear population was raised....
Safety Sound
After having been advised by permitting agencies  that they had to go back to the drawing board and apply for additional permits, the gold mining outfit going by the name of IPOP LLC has last week...
On July 20, members of the Alaska Senate State Affairs Committee gathered to hear from representatives from a number of government agencies about the implementation and potential impact of Ballot...

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