HOCKEY TIME— James Erickson, left, and his sons keep the puck moving on Nome’s ice rink Saturday. The ice is nice and the rink is open for skaters.
Cold temperatures and hard work by a small group of volunteers has brought Nome’s skating rink into tip-top shape. The ice is smooth and small groups of skaters play hockey or practice their technique. But what about the programs for kids?
This week saw the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in March. The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region identified 43 new cases of COVID-19 this week, 37 were in Nome.
SANTA SOCIAL DISTANCES—While working as a professional Santa Claus in Anchorage, Nome’s Santa a.k.a. Paul Kudla must wear a face shield and sit behind a glass wall.
He may have a team of flying reindeer and the ability to deliver presents to every household around the world in a single night, but even Santa Claus’ style has been cramped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CABIN ADRIFT – Rita Hukill’s cabin drifts in the Nome River after it was swept off the sandspit at Fort Davis.
Last week’s forceful storm created a storm surge that made significant changes to the ever-changing mouth of the Nome River. A large section of real estate on the Fort Davis side of the mouth washed away, taking the cabin of Rita Hulkill with it.
EXHAUSTED—Michelle Tom, Stebbins community health aide level 3, is resting at a patient’s bedside after a 24-hour day doing COVID tests, contact tracing and responding to an overnight medical emergency.
With 64 total cases as of Monday, November 9, Stebbins continues to face the worst COVID-19 outbreak the region has seen.
Jerry Pushcar
There are only a few ways to get to Nome. The most convenient way is to be born here. Or you can come on the big jet or you can come by boat, or by snowmachine or dog sled.
HOCKEY TIME— James Erickson, left, and his sons keep the puck moving on Nome’s ice rink Saturday. The ice is nice and the rink is open for skaters.
SANTA SOCIAL DISTANCES—While working as a professional Santa Claus in Anchorage, Nome’s Santa a.k.a. Paul Kudla must wear a face shield and sit behind a glass wall.
CABIN ADRIFT – Rita Hukill’s cabin drifts in the Nome River after it was swept off the sandspit at Fort Davis.
EXHAUSTED—Michelle Tom, Stebbins community health aide level 3, is resting at a patient’s bedside after a 24-hour day doing COVID tests, contact tracing and responding to an overnight medical emergency.
Jerry Pushcar
In a special meeting on Wednesday, November 25, the Nome Common Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that effectively closed bars and restaurants serving alcohol for onsite consumption of alcohol from Nov. 26 through Dec. 13, midnight....
Thirty-one new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region this week. Every new case was in Nome, bringing the total number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic to 250, with 62 cases currently...
HOCKEY TIME— James Erickson, left, and his sons keep the puck moving on Nome’s ice rink Saturday. The ice is nice and the rink is open for skaters.
Cold temperatures and hard work by a small group of volunteers has brought Nome’s skating rink into tip-top shape. The ice is smooth and small groups of skaters play hockey or practice their technique. But what about the programs for kids? “There’s...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week denied a petition from the State of Alaska’s Dept. of Fish and Game and other entities that requested Arctic ringed seals be removed from the Endangered Species Act listing. According to...
With 46 active COVID-19 cases in Nome and multiple cases of community spread, this week’s outbreak has caused a number of businesses and institutions to close their doors as people are asked to hunker down to contain the virus. The City re-closed...
Faced with a sobering number of new COVID-19 cases due to community spread, the Nome Common Council in Monday’s regular meeting decided to back City Manager Glenn Steckman in his suggestions to ask non-essential businesses to shut down, to close all...
This week saw the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in March. The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region identified 43 new cases of COVID-19 this week, 37 were in Nome. There are currently 51 active cases...
SANTA SOCIAL DISTANCES—While working as a professional Santa Claus in Anchorage, Nome’s Santa a.k.a. Paul Kudla must wear a face shield and sit behind a glass wall.
He may have a team of flying reindeer and the ability to deliver presents to every household around the world in a single night, but even Santa Claus’ style has been cramped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Surprisingly, this is not because of travel...
Last Thursday, Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a statewide emergency alert beseeching Alaskans to change their behavior and slow the spread of COVID-19 as case numbers continue to reach unprecedented heights and state hospitals approach capacity. The...

Obituaries

Jean Lindell Snell
Jean Lindell Snell was born on December 24, 1949 to Frank and Mildred Snell in Noorvik, Alaska. He joined his three brothers Gilbert and Dietrick Field, and Oscar Snell, Sr. and three sisters Lorena...

Education

Nome public schools opened for classes in the green last week and by all reports the new way of going to school is working.

The Nome Nugget

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Nome, Alaska 99762
USA

Phone: (907) 443-5235
Fax: (907) 443-5112

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