BUTTERCUP — A conservation group is arguing that the Alaskan glacier buttercup, or Ranunculus glacialis ssp. alaskensis deserves federal protection.
A conservation nonprofit has petitioned the federal government to protect a rare flower only found in the Kigluaik Mountains.
TESTIMONY — Melanie Bahnke speaks during a public meeting with BLM on protections for D-1 lands on Thursday, February 1 at the Mini Convention Center in Nome.
Indigenous residents of the Bering Strait region who attended a meeting with the U.S.
READY TO RACE — Nome snowmachine racer Mike Morgan, right, and his new Iron Dog teammate Bradley Kishbaugh are getting ready for the 2,500-mile trek that begins later this month.
Snowmachine racer Mike Morgan was in a garage in Nome last Thursday afternoon prepping for a training run up to Kotzebue and down to Unalakleet.
BERING AIR — Russell Rowe of Bering Air stands inside the airline’s original hangar in Nome.
By Megan Gannon Flyers coming in and out of the Nome Airport over the last few years may have noticed some big changes happening at Bering Air.
CLOSING IN — Nils Hahn, the first-place finisher, nears the end the of the race.
Three sled dog teams braved the cold temperatures this weekend to compete in the Nome Kennel Club’s first race of the season.
INNER NOME AREA— The dashed line marks the boundary of the Inner Nome Area which is currently under a weapon restriction for the  TX 095 musk ox hunt.
Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game made the case to the Nome Common Council during a work session on Monday to remove weapon restrictions for musk ox hunting in the Inner Nome Area.
BUTTERCUP — A conservation group is arguing that the Alaskan glacier buttercup, or Ranunculus glacialis ssp. alaskensis deserves federal protection.
TESTIMONY — Melanie Bahnke speaks during a public meeting with BLM on protections for D-1 lands on Thursday, February 1 at the Mini Convention Center in Nome.
READY TO RACE — Nome snowmachine racer Mike Morgan, right, and his new Iron Dog teammate Bradley Kishbaugh are getting ready for the 2,500-mile trek that begins later this month.
BERING AIR — Russell Rowe of Bering Air stands inside the airline’s original hangar in Nome.
CLOSING IN — Nils Hahn, the first-place finisher, nears the end the of the race.
INNER NOME AREA— The dashed line marks the boundary of the Inner Nome Area which is currently under a weapon restriction for the  TX 095 musk ox hunt.
DQ— Brent Sass won the Iditarod in 2022. He is shown here at the finish line, waving at Iditarod fans on Front Street in Nome.
Amidst a flurry of decisions dealing with two mushers accused of running afoul of a personal conduct rule, the Iditarod Trail Committee on Thursday night disqualified musher Brent Sass from this year’s race and on Friday reinstated musher Eddie...
As the Alaska House of Representatives struggled to pass an omnibus education bill, Nome Public School Board met for a regular meeting, hearing from frustrated teachers and community members as the board grapples with the specter of cutting...
STRAIT SCIENCE — Franz Mueter gave a Strait Science lecture to talk about the potential fisheries moving northward as the climate changes. The graph here shows how the density of fish in the Bering Sea general declines as one goes further north. But under warm conditions, such as the region saw in 2018-2019, fish density is relatively uniform across the Bering Sea.
Sea ice loss, warming waters and the northward expansion of fish species like pollock are all contributing to a pattern in the Bering Strait region known as “borealization.” That means the Arctic ecosystem is becoming more like the boreal region to...
WATER AND SEWER— Utility Manager Ken Morton presents on the future of Nome’s water and sewer facilities at the Mini Convention Center February 13.
Nome Joint Utility held a kickoff meeting for the water and sewer master plan update last Tuesday in the Mini Convention Center. The community was invited to share their thoughts and questions about the future of water and sewer in Nome. Community...
This week marks two years since Russia’s major escalation in its conflict with Ukraine. In addition to the devastating losses of life and the displacement of millions, the conflict has had a chilling effect on international relations, including...
Update on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024: The ITC issued a press release on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at 12:42 pm that additional information was provided to the board, prompting it to reinstate musher Eddie Burke Jr. and to allow his participation in the 2024...
The Nome Common Council approved contracts for the new Nome Chief of Police William Crockett and HR director Cynthia Gray.
Bringing the months-long search for a new police chief to an end, the Nome Common Council last Monday approved an employment agreement with William Crockett to take the position at the helm of the Nome Police Department. Crockett has worked at the...
NEW COMMISIONER- Adam Lust is sworn in to the Planning Commission during their regular February 6 meeting by Deputy City Clerk Jeremy Jacobson.
Last Tuesday the Nome Planning Commission swore in new member Adam Lust at the start of their regular meeting. “I’m looking forward to learning a lot and coming up with good solutions that are beneficial for everyone, specifically to the downtown...
STRAIT SCIENCE — Jim Murphy presents the results of the latest northern Bering Sea surface trawl survey.
The northern Bering Sea is still rebounding from a warm period four years ago, and juvenile Chinook and chum salmon stocks are still low in that ecosystem, according to the results of a recent surface trawl survey. Jim Murphy, a research biologist...

Obituaries

Benjamin Stanley Labinski
Benjamin Stanley Labinski began service for eternal duty on February 12, 2024 in Nome, Alaska at the age of 84. He leaves behind a warm legacy of memories and friendships throughout Nome and the...

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As the Alaska House of Representatives struggled to pass an omnibus education bill, Nome Public School Board met for a regular meeting, hearing from frustrated teachers and community members as the

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