AT THE FINISH – Team 10, Mike Morgan and Chris Olds, relax after finishing the 2021 Iron Dog in third place.
Right before launching into the dark from Nome at the Iron Dog halfway point last week, Mike Morgan predicted the race was going to come down to favor those who were saving the equipment and avoiding mechanical failures due to the harsh racing con
SCRAMBLE – Nome and Unalakleet players tussle for the ball Friday in the Nome-Beltz Middle High School gym. The players are, from left to right, Victoria Fisher, Claire Fry, Markayla Katchatag, and Natallie Tobuk.
High school hoops returned to the region last weekend as Nome-Beltz and Unalakleet players met for the first school games since last March.
The Department of the Navy recently published A Blue Arctic, which they describe as “A Strategic Blueprint for the Arctic.” The 28-page document looks at the next two decades of Naval planning for the region which they see as becoming increasingly
Close to two months since the region’s first COVID-19 vaccination shot was administered to an Elder in Nome,  Norton Sound Health Corporation is about halfway to its goal of 80 percent vaccination in the region, the ballpark figure that scientists
The Nanook basketball teams lit up the gym Friday and Saturday evenings against some pretty sharp alumni teams.
Stephanie Johnson runs her dog team, well-decked out with colorful blankets to protect against the cold.
The third mushing race of the season for the Nome Kennel Club ran on Saturday with windchill temperatures of -22°F and beautiful sunshine.
AT THE FINISH – Team 10, Mike Morgan and Chris Olds, relax after finishing the 2021 Iron Dog in third place.
SCRAMBLE – Nome and Unalakleet players tussle for the ball Friday in the Nome-Beltz Middle High School gym. The players are, from left to right, Victoria Fisher, Claire Fry, Markayla Katchatag, and Natallie Tobuk.
Stephanie Johnson runs her dog team, well-decked out with colorful blankets to protect against the cold.
Last December, the City received its final audit report from Russell Consulting LLC, the Soldotna-based police auditor tasked with evaluating the Nome Police Department. The report was released to the public on February 4. It made a number of...
Norton Sound Health Corporation identified two new cases of COVID-19 this week after a string of days without any active cases in the entire region. As of Tuesday, those two cases were the only active cases in the region. One case was identified on...
AT THE FINISH – Team 10, Mike Morgan and Chris Olds, relax after finishing the 2021 Iron Dog in third place.
Right before launching into the dark from Nome at the Iron Dog halfway point last week, Mike Morgan predicted the race was going to come down to favor those who were saving the equipment and avoiding mechanical failures due to the harsh racing...
In Monday’s regular Nome Common Council meeting, the council passed in second reading amended budgets for several municipal funds, including the general fund, school debt service, special revenue, capital projects, construction capital projects and...
PROPOSED MINE SITE—  IPOP proposes to dig for gold with a cutterhead dredge in the Bonanza Channel .
IPOP LLC, pushing a controversial mining project to dredge for gold in Bonanza Channel and Safety Sound, has submitted an amendment to their permit application to the Alaska District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on February 1. According to...
SCRAMBLE – Nome and Unalakleet players tussle for the ball Friday in the Nome-Beltz Middle High School gym. The players are, from left to right, Victoria Fisher, Claire Fry, Markayla Katchatag, and Natallie Tobuk.
High school hoops returned to the region last weekend as Nome-Beltz and Unalakleet players met for the first school games since last March. A decision by the Bering Straits School District board two weeks ago allowed travel for the Unalakleet teams...
For the first time since June, an entire week has passed in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region without any new cases of COVID-19 being identified. There are still two active cases in the region, one in Nome and one in Koyuk. In a regular...
On Saturday, February 13, the U.S. Senate voted mostly along party lines to acquit former president Donald Trump, who stood accused of inciting insurrection and the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by his supporters. Five people died that...
FIRST ARRIVALS – The first team to arrive in Nome was Team 21, the Hale brothers, on the right. But they weren’t leading the race because they had fewer layover hours than the other teams. The actual leaders of the race, Team 6, arrived shortly after the Hale brothers.
The Iron Dog snowmachine race’s Pro Class riders arrived in Nome just after 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon under ideal weather conditions. Within three hours the first ten teams rolled into town, remarkable considering they’d traveled over one thousand...

Obituaries

Edward H. Walker (Buneek), age 86, died in his home in Anchorage on February 8, 2021 of natural causes. Buneek was born November 1, 1934 in White Mountain, Alaska to Mary and Edward Walker. He...

Education

On Monday, most schools in the Bering Strait School District returned to in-person classes for the spring semester.

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