Nomeite Lew Tobin, left, discusses a map proposal with Redistricting Board member Budd Simpson, during Monday’s public meeting at Old St. Joe’s.
By Julia Lerner Members of Alaska’s redistricting board visited Nome on Monday to hear public testimony regarding their six proposed district maps.
RESEARCH VESSEL— The research vessel Sikuliaq sits at the Westgold Dock at the Port of Nome on October 5.
FAIRBANKS (UAF)—A science cruise led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher to investigate the origin of the Arctic Ocean’s Amerasia Basin has come to an end, with the research vessel Sikuliaq back at Nome after more than seven weeks at se
By Diana Haecker
YOUNG AVIATOR— Zara Rutherford, 19,  of Belgium landed in Nome on Thursday, Oct. 30 in her ultralight aircraft, trying to set a world record as the youngest person to fly around the world solo.
By Julia Lerner Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed her two-seat plane at Nome’s City Field on Friday afternoon as part of her attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
Iditarod participants must be vaccinated in the 2022 race.
By Diana Haecker The Iditarod Trail Committee last week announced that it will require full COVID-19 vaccinations for all participants in next year’s 50th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
NOME YOUTH FACILITY— The facility was closed due to state budget constraints two years ago.
By Julia Lerner Two years after the closure of the Nome Youth Facility, tales of teen vandalism, fights and theft grip Nome’s social media pages while Nome police officers struggle to address the problem.
Nomeite Lew Tobin, left, discusses a map proposal with Redistricting Board member Budd Simpson, during Monday’s public meeting at Old St. Joe’s.
RESEARCH VESSEL— The research vessel Sikuliaq sits at the Westgold Dock at the Port of Nome on October 5.
YOUNG AVIATOR— Zara Rutherford, 19,  of Belgium landed in Nome on Thursday, Oct. 30 in her ultralight aircraft, trying to set a world record as the youngest person to fly around the world solo.
Iditarod participants must be vaccinated in the 2022 race.
NOME YOUTH FACILITY— The facility was closed due to state budget constraints two years ago.
The Nome, Norton Sound and Bering Strait region saw its first COVID-19 related death this week since the pandemic began in March 2020. The unidentified individual was a regional resident in their 60s, and passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, according...
OATH OF OFFICE— City Clerk Bryant Hammond swears in new Nome Common Council member Scot Henderson, during the regular Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 11.
By Diana Haecker During Monday’s regular meeting, the Nome Common Council swiftly moved through a light agenda without any action items. The main action consisted of swearing in new council member Scot Henderson who is the successor to Council...
Nomeite Lew Tobin, left, discusses a map proposal with Redistricting Board member Budd Simpson, during Monday’s public meeting at Old St. Joe’s.
By Julia Lerner Members of Alaska’s redistricting board visited Nome on Monday to hear public testimony regarding their six proposed district maps. “The redistricting board is travelling around the state to more than 20 communities,” explained TJ...
RESEARCH VESSEL— The research vessel Sikuliaq sits at the Westgold Dock at the Port of Nome on October 5.
FAIRBANKS (UAF)—A science cruise led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher to investigate the origin of the Arctic Ocean’s Amerasia Basin has come to an end, with the research vessel Sikuliaq back at Nome after more than seven weeks at sea...
By Julia Lerner As hospitals across the state continue to ration care and turn away patients, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Nome, Norton Sound and the Bering Strait region. The Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified 62 new cases in the...
By Diana Haecker Only 11 minutes after the polls closed on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m., City Clerk Bryant Hammond had preliminary results ready in a largely uncontested municipal election. On Thursday, the Council canvassed the elections and here are...
YOUNG AVIATOR— Zara Rutherford, 19,  of Belgium landed in Nome on Thursday, Oct. 30 in her ultralight aircraft, trying to set a world record as the youngest person to fly around the world solo.
By Julia Lerner Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed her two-seat plane at Nome’s City Field on Friday afternoon as part of her attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Her goal: to be the youngest woman in the world to fly solo around the...
 By Diana Haecker In their regular meeting on Monday, the Nome Common Council unanimously voted to extend an emergency ordinance until January 2022. This marked the second reading of the ordinance, which included public comment, but none was given...
By Julia Lerner The state of Alaska sees record-breaking numbers of new COVID-19 cases every day, and the Nome, Norton Sound and Bering Strait region is not immune against the trend. Cases continue to rise in Nome, as well as several nearby...

Obituaries

Esther Bourdon
Abunaat/Atqaq, Esther Bourdon, was born April 12, 1929 in the Tupqabruk (Teller), raised in Kifigan (Wales) and passed away peacefully on September 23, 2021 in Siqnasuak (Nome). Esther was the...

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