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CHUM STOCKS — This map shows the distribution of different chum stocks sampled in the Gulf of Alaska in the winter of 2022. Stocks from Japan (represented in light blue) and Russia (shown in pink) tended to be found in the western portion of the gulf. Western Alaska stocks (shown in dark blue) were found across a wide swath of the southern Gulf of Alaska, said researcher Ed Farley.
Winter is known to be an important part of the Pacific salmon life cycle—and a critical period for their survival. Scientists believe that a third of all Pacific salmon, including Western Alaska...
PORT OF NOME— The Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting bids for the Port of Nome expansion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now soliciting bids for phase one of the massive project to increase dock space and accommodate larger vessels at the Port of Nome. The request for proposals was...
Three weeks in a row, residents of Nome and the Southern Seward Peninsula Coast received winter storm warnings from the National Weather Service. With back-to-back blizzards in the first and second...
STUDENT PROJECTS — Two groups of Nome-Beltz high school students led by biology teacher Sarah Liben worked on projects to study the impact of harmful algal blooms on subsistence resources. One group consisted of Nutaasaq Ahnangnatoguk, Iryna Kadatska and Aldred Omedelina. Michael Marvin, Madison McClaren and Jeremy Miller were in the other.
The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference, or WAISC for short, was held in Nome last week. Hosted by Alaska Sea Grant and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus, the...
The Nome Common Council signed off on a Memorandum of Agreement with Norton Sound Health Corporation to take over ground ambulance services, currently run by the city’s volunteer ambulance department...
Swans gather at Bonanza Channel in this file photo taken in May.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made an announcement two weeks ago that surprised many in the Nome region. A Hawaii-based general with the Corps reversed an Alaska District Army Corps decision on...
This year the Nome Pool will stay open during the summer after being closed for its regular winter season for an retrofitting the sanitation system from saltwater back to a chlorine system that it...
SPEAKING UP— Trinh Johnson addresses the Public Safety Advisory Commission with her concerns on the Nome Police Department on Monday April 2.
The Nome Public Safety Advisory Commission met Monday for the first time since August 2023, with a full quorum. The commission heard from four community members who voiced frustrations with Nome...
NERVES OF STEEL—Nome Nanook Orson Hoogendorn moves the ball into the danger zone with less than 10 seconds to play in last Saturday’s State Championship game against Mt. Edgecumbe. With just two seconds left he delivered a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to put the Nanooks into the lead and cinch the state title for 2024
Clutching their State Championship trophy, the Nome Nanooks Boys’ Basketball team exited the Alaska Airlines terminal in Nome on Sunday to a true hero’s welcome. A crowd of Nanook fans gathered as...
RED LANTERN — Rookie musher Jeff Reid arrived in 29th place under the Burled Arch in the wee hours of Saturday morning, bringing the 52nd running of the Iditarod to a close at 2:22 a.m. Reid finished the race in 12 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes.
Just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, Nome’s siren sounded for the final time of the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Revelers from the bars, fans and mushers spilled onto Front Street, braving cold north...

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