NOME’S LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE—Nome police officers turned out for a Nome Common Council meeting Dec. 9 where their newest member, Austin Martino took his oath of office. (l to r) Jonathan Jachim, from Fairbanks; Interim Chief Mike Heintzelman, Virginia; Austin Martino, New York; Sgt. Marc Morris, Georgia;  Justin Stein, Idaho; Cordell Murray, Kentucky; Raymond Murray, Texas.
In its regular meeting held on Monday, Dec. 9, the Nome Common Council heard updates on the Nome Inner Harbor Launch Ramp Project. The job will cost $1.7 million. Norton Sound Economic Development Corp.
Glenn Steckman
Under the steady hand of Interim City Manager John Handeland, Nome regained some stability after a period of turmoil brought on by a police department accused of not investigating sexual assaults and other serious crimes, under previous management
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, NOAA released its annual snapshot of the state of the Arctic in form of the 2019 Arctic Report Card, comprised of 12 essays that lay out the changes happening in the Arctic system.
HOCKEY – Two hockey players enjoy the ice Friday on the Nome ice rink.
The long, cold winters in Nome are more enjoyable for some people because of the city’s outdoor ice rink. Local kids love to skate and there’s a contingent of hockey players, many of them Minnesota or Wisconsin transplants.
PUBLIC MEETING—The school district presented their proposal to move sixth graders from the elementary school to Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High School.
Administrators of the Nome Public Schools have proposed moving sixth grade students from the Nome Elementary School to Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High School, making the two-year junior high school into a three-year middle school.
MIX SIX— Ed Kokeok of Shishmaref goes up for a hit against Unalakleet in the second state qualifying match of the Mix Six Volleyball tournament held in Golovin.
The regional Western Conference Mix Six volleyball tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Savoonga, but due to a forecasted high wind warning on the day of travel, the tournament was moved to Golovin.
NOME’S LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE—Nome police officers turned out for a Nome Common Council meeting Dec. 9 where their newest member, Austin Martino took his oath of office. (l to r) Jonathan Jachim, from Fairbanks; Interim Chief Mike Heintzelman, Virginia; Austin Martino, New York; Sgt. Marc Morris, Georgia;  Justin Stein, Idaho; Cordell Murray, Kentucky; Raymond Murray, Texas.
Glenn Steckman
HOCKEY – Two hockey players enjoy the ice Friday on the Nome ice rink.
PUBLIC MEETING—The school district presented their proposal to move sixth graders from the elementary school to Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High School.
MIX SIX— Ed Kokeok of Shishmaref goes up for a hit against Unalakleet in the second state qualifying match of the Mix Six Volleyball tournament held in Golovin.
NOME’S LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE—Nome police officers turned out for a Nome Common Council meeting Dec. 9 where their newest member, Austin Martino took his oath of office. (l to r) Jonathan Jachim, from Fairbanks; Interim Chief Mike Heintzelman, Virginia; Austin Martino, New York; Sgt. Marc Morris, Georgia;  Justin Stein, Idaho; Cordell Murray, Kentucky; Raymond Murray, Texas.
In its regular meeting held on Monday, Dec. 9, the Nome Common Council heard updates on the Nome Inner Harbor Launch Ramp Project. The job will cost $1.7 million. Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. will provide $300,000 and the City of Nome...
Glenn Steckman
Under the steady hand of Interim City Manager John Handeland, Nome regained some stability after a period of turmoil brought on by a police department accused of not investigating sexual assaults and other serious crimes, under previous management....
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, NOAA released its annual snapshot of the state of the Arctic in form of the 2019 Arctic Report Card, comprised of 12 essays that lay out the changes happening in the Arctic system. The conclusions are dire. Average surface air...
Indigenous women nationwide are victims of violence at unprecedented levels. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, murder is the third-leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native women. Four out of five...
Six inmates of Anvil Mountain Correctional Center between the ages of 22 and 34 ganged up on two other inmates Saturday evening around suppertime. The group of alleged offenders are facing charges on various levels of felony assault charges,...
Palmer police reports that Mingnuna Miller, 28, was found dead at the Peak Inn Motel in Palmer, on November 8. Palmer Police Chief Lance Kettering told the Nome Nugget that they received a 911 call from Martin Saccheus, 35, of Elim, stating that...
HOCKEY – Two hockey players enjoy the ice Friday on the Nome ice rink.
The long, cold winters in Nome are more enjoyable for some people because of the city’s outdoor ice rink. Local kids love to skate and there’s a contingent of hockey players, many of them Minnesota or Wisconsin transplants. But how much longer will...
National Weather Service offices in rural Alaska, including Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, McGrath, Cold By, Kodiak and Yakutat, are no longer officially measuring snow depth or snow fall as part of their daily data collection chores, according to the...
Despite the howling snow storm, which arrived earlier in the day, the Nome Common Council met in a work session and a regular session Monday night. The meeting was the first for Nome’s new city manager Glenn Steckman. The council voted on two action...

Obituaries

Former Alaskan Lawrence E. “Lonny” Heiner was born on August 24, 1938 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to Larry and Lola Heiner, and died on November 14, 2019 at home in Anacortes, Washington...

Education

PUBLIC MEETING—The school district presented their proposal to move sixth graders from the elementary school to Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High School.

Administrators of the Nome Public Schools have proposed moving sixth grade students from the Nome Elementary School to Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr.

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