BREEDING PLUMAGE – A western sandpiper in breeding plumage wades in the shallows while feeding. The western sandpiper is the most common small shorebird in the Bering Strait region. It is distinguished from its similar but plainer-looking cousin, the semipalmated sandpiper, by: a longer, stouter, slightly downturned bill; smartly speckled breast and flanks; reddish mottling on its back; and a rusty cap.
Western sandpipers are the most common shorebird on the Seward Peninsula and one of the most abundant shorebirds in the western hemisphere.
BERM BOOST – FEMA announced last week that Shaktoolik is set to receive nearly $6 million to improve their community berm, on which two local boys are shown walking on top of in its current state
On Friday, July 12 Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, announced over $100 million in funds approved to help Alaska communities rebuild infrastructure and public buildings damaged during ex-Typhoon Merbok, which ravaged  Western Alaska a
HELLO CENTRAL— The Beneville family came to Nome to place a headstone at Richard Beneville’s gravesite. Pictured are Shelly Pawlikowski, Leslie Absher, Susan Beneville, Michael and his son Maverick Beneville and Derrick Beneville.
Under grey skies with the lightest of rains, dozens of Nomeites and Beneville family members gathered at Belmont Point Cemetery on Wednesday, July 10 at 5 p.m.
WE’RE FOR MARY— Nomeites gather to question and support Alaska’s first Native congresswoman Mary Peltola, right, at Milano’s Pizzaria on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.
Last week, Nomeites young and old packed into the front room of Milano’s Pizzeria to have an opportunity to meet, talk and listen to the first Alaska Native woman elected to Congress, Mary Peltola.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Leon Boardway received the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Rotarian Drew McCann.
Fourth of July was wet and misty, but it didn’t stop Nomeites from filling Front Street at 11 a.m. for the parade for the 248th birthday celebration of the USA, and the 123rd Independence Day celebration in Nome, Alaska.
DRIFTING IN ICE— The Norseman II, center, was drifting for two weeks icebound as scientists were aboard to conduct a walrus study.
June 4, 2024 the R/V Norseman II, a private research vessel owned by Support Vessels of Alaska  and contracted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and U.S.
BREEDING PLUMAGE – A western sandpiper in breeding plumage wades in the shallows while feeding. The western sandpiper is the most common small shorebird in the Bering Strait region. It is distinguished from its similar but plainer-looking cousin, the semipalmated sandpiper, by: a longer, stouter, slightly downturned bill; smartly speckled breast and flanks; reddish mottling on its back; and a rusty cap.
BERM BOOST – FEMA announced last week that Shaktoolik is set to receive nearly $6 million to improve their community berm, on which two local boys are shown walking on top of in its current state
HELLO CENTRAL— The Beneville family came to Nome to place a headstone at Richard Beneville’s gravesite. Pictured are Shelly Pawlikowski, Leslie Absher, Susan Beneville, Michael and his son Maverick Beneville and Derrick Beneville.
WE’RE FOR MARY— Nomeites gather to question and support Alaska’s first Native congresswoman Mary Peltola, right, at Milano’s Pizzaria on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Leon Boardway received the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Rotarian Drew McCann.
DRIFTING IN ICE— The Norseman II, center, was drifting for two weeks icebound as scientists were aboard to conduct a walrus study.
BERM BOOST – FEMA announced last week that Shaktoolik is set to receive nearly $6 million to improve their community berm, on which two local boys are shown walking on top of in its current state
On Friday, July 12 Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, announced over $100 million in funds approved to help Alaska communities rebuild infrastructure and public buildings damaged during ex-Typhoon Merbok, which ravaged  Western Alaska and...
HELLO CENTRAL— The Beneville family came to Nome to place a headstone at Richard Beneville’s gravesite. Pictured are Shelly Pawlikowski, Leslie Absher, Susan Beneville, Michael and his son Maverick Beneville and Derrick Beneville.
Under grey skies with the lightest of rains, dozens of Nomeites and Beneville family members gathered at Belmont Point Cemetery on Wednesday, July 10 at 5 p.m. for the unveiling of the headstone at the grave of the late, great, and flamboyant Mayor...
Bonanza Channel
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Natural Resources seek comments on the controversial proposal by IPOP LLC, a Nevada-based outfit with no mining background, to mine for gold in the Bonanza Channel and Safety...
WE’RE FOR MARY— Nomeites gather to question and support Alaska’s first Native congresswoman Mary Peltola, right, at Milano’s Pizzaria on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.
Last week, Nomeites young and old packed into the front room of Milano’s Pizzeria to have an opportunity to meet, talk and listen to the first Alaska Native woman elected to Congress, Mary Peltola. She faces re-election this fall in what is billed...
Tina Yi, owner of the former Polaris Hotel and Bar, pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of evading taxes on income she earned from the business. Yi, now living in Anchorage, was the sole owner and operator of SJ Investment LLC, a hotel, bar...
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Leon Boardway received the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Rotarian Drew McCann.
Fourth of July was wet and misty, but it didn’t stop Nomeites from filling Front Street at 11 a.m. for the parade for the 248th birthday celebration of the USA, and the 123rd Independence Day celebration in Nome, Alaska.  At first, families and...
DRIFTING IN ICE— The Norseman II, center, was drifting for two weeks icebound as scientists were aboard to conduct a walrus study.
June 4, 2024 the R/V Norseman II, a private research vessel owned by Support Vessels of Alaska  and contracted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and U.S. Geological Survey for a Pacific walrus study, became stuck in sea ice just north of Shishmaref...
DESTROYED—Noxious smoke still rises from smoldering debris four days after a fire destroyed 10 school buildings and damaged seven others.
A fire that started Wednesday night, June 26 around 6 p.m. has consumed the Stebbins school, some teacher housing units and other school-related structures, burning the entire complex to the ground. No injuries or deaths have been reported....
GOLD – Augie Krutzsch, owner of Alaska Gold & Resort, demonstrates panning techniques to cruise ship guests, on Friday, June 21.
The MS Westerdam, at 936-feet long with a passenger capacity of over 1,900 guests, unloaded the biggest number of cruise ship passengers to ever visit Nome when it dropped anchor outside the Port of Nome last Friday, June 21. Town was aflutter with...

Obituaries

Dudley Jay Homelvig
Dudley Jay Homelvig was born January 3, 1956. He died suddenly of multi-system failure on June 22,2024. Dudley was raised on the family farm just outside Amidon, ND. During college in Dickinson,...

Education

Nome School Board held their last meeting of the school year June 11, where they heard many public comments and finalized business for the 2023-2024 school year.  

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