MVP — The Nanooks’ Jade Green, No. 13, blocks a shot in a game against the Kotzebue Huskies. He was named MVP of the Subway Showdown Tournament held in Nome last weekend.
By Megan Gannon From Thursday to Saturday last week, the den of the Nanooks was packed with spectators cheering on the boys and girls high school basketball teams in the annual Subway Showdown.
JOB CENTER — Vickie Erickson and her successor Dan Fishel at Nome’s Job Center.
 By Megan Gannon Vickie Erickson’s career at the Nome Job Center has been bookended by periods of great change.
NOME NORTHSTAR SWIMMERS— NNST swimmers competed last weekend at the Sweetheart Invite swim meet. Representing Nome were (back row) Coach Blake Bogart, Brandon Ford, Coach Lizzy Hahn, Coach Melissa Ford. Front row: Ari & Lexi Blandford,  Jamie Erickson-Ford, Piper Lewis, Aliyah Hensley, Kourtney Bogart and Karmin Perkins.
LIVING AMONGST MUSK OXEN— A huge herd of musk oxen grazes near the City Field airstrip, with Icy View in the background and the busy Nome-Teller highway to the left.
MVP — The Nanooks’ Jade Green, No. 13, blocks a shot in a game against the Kotzebue Huskies. He was named MVP of the Subway Showdown Tournament held in Nome last weekend.
JOB CENTER — Vickie Erickson and her successor Dan Fishel at Nome’s Job Center.
TESTIFYING— Mushers Garrick Fuller, Kamey Kapp Worland, Melissa Owens, Jeff Darling and Nils Hahn addressed the Northern Norton Sound Fish and Game Advisory Committee at their meeting on Monday, calling for solutions to thin the ever-growing musk oxen herds in and around Nome.
By Diana Haecker A Nome man was last week charged with 22 counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree. Robert O’Connor, 72, was arrested in Nome on Thursday, January 26 and appeared...
By Megan Gannon Emma Pate did not grow up hearing about harmful algae in the Bering Strait region. But now she spends about 75 to 100 percent of her time at work thinking about these tiny, toxin-producing organisms that have become a new threat,...
BEFORE AND AFTER — Satellite images of a stream near Nome show just how quickly beavers can change tundra landscapes.
By Megan Gannon Though much of the Seward Peninsula remains untouched by development, one group of architects has been engineering steady changes: Beavers. They are expanding further into the Arctic as climate change creates warmer, more favorable...
By Diana Haecker Port Director Joy Baker confirmed her intent to resign, saying last year that she was going to tell leadership at city hall the effective date of her resignation by the end of January. The effective date, she said last week in the...
By Diana Haecker The Nome Common Council discussed federal and state priorities at last Monday’s regular meeting and passed two resolutions to prioritize capital projects. On top of the state list was the wish to create state incentives for new...
NOME NORTHSTAR SWIMMERS— NNST swimmers competed last weekend at the Sweetheart Invite swim meet. Representing Nome were (back row) Coach Blake Bogart, Brandon Ford, Coach Lizzy Hahn, Coach Melissa Ford. Front row: Ari & Lexi Blandford,  Jamie Erickson-Ford, Piper Lewis, Aliyah Hensley, Kourtney Bogart and Karmin Perkins.
By Melissa Ford, NNST Head Coach The Nome Northstar Swim Team had a group of swimmers competing at the Hamme Pool in Fairbanks last weekend for the 2023 Sweetheart Invite. NNST placed fourth in points with only seven swimmers participating,...
By Diana Haecker  The victims of last week’s polar bear attack in Wales were identified as 24-year-old St. Michael resident Summer Myomick and her one-year-old son Clyde Ongtowasruk. Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Austin McDaniel said that the...
RECYCLING AREA— Sorting and packaging of recyclables is taking place outdoors at this lot across from Kawerak, at Seppala Drive, limiting the amount of materials that can prepared for shipping out of the region. An enclosed recycling center could step up the region’s recycling effort and yield a better outcome.
By Diana Haecker Kawerak Environmental Program Director Anahma Shannon made the case for a much-needed recycling center facility in Nome, presenting information from a feasibility study and several solutions to the Nome Common Council last week....
By Megan Gannon Last week educators and the Nome Public Schools Board of Education discussed ways to bring more arts into the classrooms. During the regular board meeting, Nome Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Korenek-Johnson said that a lot...

Obituaries

Alex Carl Eldon Otten, Jr. graced us with his presence on October 1, 2022, few weeks shy of his due date. He was born at Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, Alaska. Alex was born to Alicia...

Education

By Megan Gannon
Last week educators and the Nome Public Schools Board of Education discussed ways to bring more arts into the classrooms.

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