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By Julia Lerner Since last week, Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified new positive COVID-19 cases across the region, including two in Nome, eight in Koyuk and three cases in unidentified...
TO THE RESCUE— A cameraman documents the incident as the War Pony skiff bobs in the sea, two skiffs stand by and the jackup rig begins to hoist the platform out of the stormy sea, on Tuesday afternoon.
By Diana Haecker The Nome Volunteer Fire Department Search and Rescue volunteers were toned out on Tuesday afternoon to respond to a flipped skiff that was in the process to pull an excavator...
By Julia Lerner Both President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed interest in cooperation and developing relationships in the Arctic following their Geneva summit last week....
By Julia Lerner The Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified four new COVID-19 cases in the region in the last seven days, bringing the total number of active cases across the Bering Strait to...
GRAPHITE ONE LOCATION— Graphite One explores a graphite deposit southeast of Teller on the northern slopes of the Kigluaik Mountains.
By Diana Haecker After an involuntary pause last year due to the COVID pandemic, Graphite One this summer continues with an exploration drilling and environmental baseline study program at Graphite...
MIDNIGHT SUN— Making a nearly 24-hour appearance was the midnight sun, rewarding Midnight Sun Festival organizers Drew McCann, left, and Briday Green, right, with perfect weather for Saturday’s activities, kicking off with a parade. Also pictured is Brandon Rose.
By Julia Lerner After a long year of quarantines, shutdowns and masking, Nomeites were excited to celebrate the Summer Solstice with each other during the 2021 Midnight Sun Festival. The festival,...
HONORED— Josie Bourdon received a commendation from the Alaska State Legislature for a lifetime of dedication teaching the Inupiaq language. She was honored at last Monday’s Nome Common Council meeting with Mayor John Handeland reading the Legislature’s citation into the record and presenting the framed document to Ms. Bourdon.
By Diana Haecker Monday’s regular Nome Common Council meeting began on a positive note as the Council honored longtime Nome educator Josie Bourdon for her lifetime of achievements in teaching and...
By Julia Lerner Since last week, Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified five new COVID-19 cases in the region, bringing the total number of active cases in the Bering Strait to 12. Four...
SOLUTIONS NEEDED— NSHC’s board of director chairman Preston Rookok of Savoonga comments on the need for water and sewer systems that are woefully inadequate in the Bering Strait region, during the Monday announcement of the grant.
By Diana Haecker The Helmsley Charitable Trust of Colorado on Monday announced a $20 million grant to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in rural Alaska, mostly in communities of the Norton Sound...
By Julia Lerner The Nome Police Department may soon begin the process of earning its official accreditation following a motion from the Public Safety Advisory Commission on Monday. Accreditation is...

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