The Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department is facing a problem. While volunteers to staff the City’s two ambulances are getting harder to find, the number of call-outs is increasing.
A meeting between representatives from the Iditarod and PeTA has not been held in decades, but with the arrival of  Rob Urbach on the dog mushing scene as the new CEO at the helm of the Last Great Race, he wanted to give peace a chance.
THE NEW TROPICS?—Rick Thoman, weather and climate expert, delivered a presentation on weather and warming climate in Alaska.
Rick Thoman came to Nome from Fairbanks Oct. 23 with about half a dozen programs giving different groups an idea of what to expect in weather this fall and winter.
CHAMPIONS—The Nanook girl wrestlers took first place as a team. They are Kellie Miller, Della Medlin, Katie Smith, Georgia Ustaszewski,, Ava Earthman and Karis Evans.
Nome’s elementary school wrestlers traveled to Kotzebue for the annual Bush Brawl wrestling tournament and returned basking in glory.
BREAK-IN—NPD officers secured a crime scene at the Alaska Commercial Store on Nome-Teller Highway following a robbery Oct. 19.
Folks who drove up to the Nome Alaska Commercial store Saturday for early shopping or maybe to grab a breakfast sandwich before work, found snow floating down on a number of Nome Police Dept.
AFN Co-chairman Will Mayo interrupts Gov. Dunleavy’s speech to admonish protestors for showing disrespect to an invited speaker with their standing, fists raising, chanting and drumming.
FAIRBANKS— “Good Government, Alaska Driven” was the theme of the 53rd annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, held this year in Fairbanks Oct. 17 through 19.  
THE NEW TROPICS?—Rick Thoman, weather and climate expert, delivered a presentation on weather and warming climate in Alaska.
CHAMPIONS—The Nanook girl wrestlers took first place as a team. They are Kellie Miller, Della Medlin, Katie Smith, Georgia Ustaszewski,, Ava Earthman and Karis Evans.
BREAK-IN—NPD officers secured a crime scene at the Alaska Commercial Store on Nome-Teller Highway following a robbery Oct. 19.
AFN Co-chairman Will Mayo interrupts Gov. Dunleavy’s speech to admonish protestors for showing disrespect to an invited speaker with their standing, fists raising, chanting and drumming.
Robert Estes, who started driving the big, white Nome Police Chief’s pickup truck  in September last year, resigned last month. The plan was for Estes to continue for up to 90 days following his resignation. However, Estes recently gave notice to...
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, investigators with the Alaska State Troopers’ Anchorage Airport Interdiction Team arrested 28-year-old Quincy Iyatunguk of Nome at the Anchorage International Airport prior to boarding a flight to Nome. The investigators seized...
The Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors met last week in Nome for their 2019 third quarter meetings. The agenda included voting on the 2019 Community Benefit Share and the funding of a number of infrastructure...
The Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department is facing a problem. While volunteers to staff the City’s two ambulances are getting harder to find, the number of call-outs is increasing. There are currently 16 volunteers and they each sign up for eight 12-...
A meeting between representatives from the Iditarod and PeTA has not been held in decades, but with the arrival of  Rob Urbach on the dog mushing scene as the new CEO at the helm of the Last Great Race, he wanted to give peace a chance. Urbach...
THE NEW TROPICS?—Rick Thoman, weather and climate expert, delivered a presentation on weather and warming climate in Alaska.
Rick Thoman came to Nome from Fairbanks Oct. 23 with about half a dozen programs giving different groups an idea of what to expect in weather this fall and winter. Thoman, 30 years a weatherman who started his career in Nome, began with a recap of...
CHAMPIONS—The Nanook girl wrestlers took first place as a team. They are Kellie Miller, Della Medlin, Katie Smith, Georgia Ustaszewski,, Ava Earthman and Karis Evans.
Nome’s elementary school wrestlers traveled to Kotzebue for the annual Bush Brawl wrestling tournament and returned basking in glory. Last year they took top honors in the meet with 30 wrestlers, this year they did it with only 18.  While host...
AFN Co-chairman Will Mayo interrupts Gov. Dunleavy’s speech to admonish protestors for showing disrespect to an invited speaker with their standing, fists raising, chanting and drumming.
FAIRBANKS— “Good Government, Alaska Driven” was the theme of the 53rd annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, held this year in Fairbanks Oct. 17 through 19.   “Good government’ refers to how well the state is meeting the needs of Alaskans...
Fairbanks— Delegates at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, on Sat. Oct. 19, voted to suspend the convention rules to allow consideration of a climate change resolution, among seven others, brought over from the First Alaskans Institute...

Obituaries

Peter J. Dungan
Peter Joseph Dungan died on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 following a short illness. He was 66. Peter was born on November 15, 1952, in Washington, D.C., the second child of Mary (Rowley) Dungan and...

Education

PERCUSSION— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos enjoyed drumming during her visit to NACTEC in Nome last week. She said she was a percussionist herself.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Nome on Wednesday, August 28 as part of her first official visit to Alaska.

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