Lisa Murkowski attended a special Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, April 18.
By Diana Haecker The Nome Common Council convened for a special meeting on Monday, April 18 to welcome Senator Lisa Murkowski to town and discuss the city’s federal priorities.
VISITOR—Senator Lisa Murkowski poses at the Banner Ridge Wind Farm with, from left, Nome’s Washington D.C. lobbyist Jay Sterne, Mayor John Handeland, Derek McLarty and Ken Morton.
By Peter Loewi U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was in town on Monday and Tuesday this week to talk about the work she has been doing in Washington D.C. and to hear from Nome about the work going on here.
SHAKTOOLIK CHECKERS— Lynn Takak and Iditarod Checker Gary Bekoalok wait for Iditarod teams to arrive in Shaktoolik on Sunday, March 13.
By RB Smith     Fierce winds and drifting snow greeted mushers as they came into Shaktoolik last Sunday, March 13, forcing many to hunker down for the night and crowd into the small checkpoint.
Mark Hayward joined the Ukrainian Foreign Legion to train Ukrainians how to use anti-tank missiles.
Lisa Murkowski attended a special Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, April 18.
VISITOR—Senator Lisa Murkowski poses at the Banner Ridge Wind Farm with, from left, Nome’s Washington D.C. lobbyist Jay Sterne, Mayor John Handeland, Derek McLarty and Ken Morton.
AWESOME DAWSON—Dawson Schaeffer hit this 15-foot runner to put Nome ahead for good with 18 seconds left in the championship game against Grace Christian.  The Nome-Beltz Nanooks went on to become the 2022 3A Boys Basketball state champions.
UNALAKLEET CHECKPOINT—The sun sets over the Unalakleet checkpoint of the Iditarod, illuminating the Nulato Hills.
SHAKTOOLIK CHECKERS— Lynn Takak and Iditarod Checker Gary Bekoalok wait for Iditarod teams to arrive in Shaktoolik on Sunday, March 13.
Mark Hayward joined the Ukrainian Foreign Legion to train Ukrainians how to use anti-tank missiles.
By Peter Loewi Still jetlagged, Mark Hayward opened his bag and took out an ammo can stuffed with memorabilia and makeshift battery parts. He then detailed how he, a clinical field instructor for Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Village Health...
By Peter Loewi One million Americans have died due to COVID-19. This number is roughly the same as San Jose, California, the tenth largest city in the nation. In the year 2020, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in this country, after...
By Diana Haecker A grand jury indicted Ryan Okleasik, 31, of Nome on 21 counts, including sexual assault in the first degree, several counts of assault in the first, second and third degree, and coercion. Okleasik was arraigned last week and...
HEALTHY PUP— This seal pup on ice chunks in front of town was moved to a more secluded beach, last week.
By Megan Gannon On Sunday night, a plump ringed seal pup was spotted on the ice in front of Breaker’s Bar on Nome’s Front Street. UAF Alaska Sea Grant agent Gay Sheffield was called and moved the pup to a more secluded beach. “It was the first...
By Megan Gannon A highly contagious and lethal new avian influenza strain continues to spread across the U.S. and has been detected in wild birds in Alaska. As spring migration brings wild flocks to the Bering Strait region, residents are...
A Black Hawk cruising over Nome last week.
By Peter Loewi On May 2, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flew to St. Lawrence Island and back. Alaska National Guard director of communications Alan Brown told the Nugget via email that this was part of their annual training, and that “over water...
By Diana Haecker Last week, Nome Police arrested and charged Isaac Ozenna Sr., 74, of Nome with 31 counts of sexual abuse of minors and coercion, for alleged sexual assaults children, going back more than 30 years, involving six victims. A grand...
By Peter Loewi COVID-19 cases in the Nome, Bering Strait and Norton Sound region remain low, but nationally, cases continue to rise. There are six active cases in the region: two cases in Nome, two cases in White Mountain, one case in Brevig...
By Diana Haecker Nome Common Council members sitting as the Board of Equalization on Tuesday denied Norton Sound Health Corporation’s appeal of the City Clerk’s ruling that six of NSHC’s properties should be not exempt from the city’s property tax...

Obituaries

Henry Ivanoff Sr. “Chalaavaluq” was born Feb. 20, 1944 to Ralph Ivanoff and Laura Moses in Nome, Alaska. The eldest of 13 children, he grew up in St. Michael and Unalakleet. Henry and...

Education

Nome-Beltz students learn about kalo cultivation at the Ka'ala farm on Oahu.

Sixteen Nome-Beltz students – 14 seniors and two juniors – traveled to Hawaii last month to learn the ways in which their counterparts on Oahu live and perpetuate their Native culture.

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