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DISTANCING— The Nome Common Council met on Monday, practicing proper distancing while most councilmembers called in.
The Nome Common Council met on Monday, March 30 in nearly empty Council Chambers, as citizens and councilmembers were encouraged to call in and not appear in person for the meeting, to keep with the...
The Nome Local Emergency Planning Commission met Tuesday morning with most members calling in. Deanna Stang of Public Health Nursing reported Alaska has 119 confirmed cases with none in Nome or the...
IDITAROD 2020 RED LANTERN— Kaci Murringer was the last musher of this year’s Iditarod to arrive  under the burled arch on Sunday, March 22, after 13 days, 22 hours and 29 minutes on the trail.
The 48th running of the Iditarod Trail sled dog race came to an end when musher Kaci Murringer arrived under the burled arch as the last team off the trail. Murringer, of Willow, running a team of...
City Manager Glenn Steckman and Mayor Richard Beneville hold a press conference on Monday. KNOM's Emily Hofstaedter records.
In a press conference on Monday afternoon at the Council Chambers at City Hall, Nome City Manager Glenn Steckman and Mayor Richard Beneville announced a series of emergency orders to combat the COVID...
The Govenor has declared an order for self quarantine: Health Mandate 10.1 – International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-Quarantine Effective 12:01 a.m. March 25, 2020: All people arriving...
Nome's Front Street is nearly empty, on Friday afternoon, when in "normal" years many visitors stroll down Front Street.
 The emergency resolution enacted by the Nome Common Council last week gives City Manager Glenn Steckman several ways to react quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is limited to be in...
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew performed a search and rescue mission for three Iditarod mushers about 25 miles east of Nome, March 20, 2020. The mushers and their dogs went through Bering Sea flood waters on the race trail and were wet and freezing. The aircrew transported two firefighter emergency medical technicians and Iditarod dog handlers to assist. The mushers were flown to Nome and transported to a local hospital. A local search and rescue team helped race dog handl
On Friday morning, three Iditarod mushers, Matt Failor, Sean Underwood and Tom Knolmayer were rescued via Blackhawk helicopter about 25 miles shy of reaching the finish line in Nome. They scratched...
2020 Iditarod Champion Thomas Waerner
The American and Alaska flags lining Front Street in Nome were flapping busily in the 18 mph west wind when Norwegian musher Thomas Wærner became the 2020 champion of Iditarod 48. Waerner finished...
Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach addresses the Nome Common Council in an emergency meeting at Old St. Joe's on March 17, 2020.
In an emergency meeting called to order on Tuesday evening at Old St. Joe’s, the Nome Common Council approved an emergency ordinance that gives the City Manager the authority to take necessary steps...
NOME, Saturday, March 14, 2020— Precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to Nome and the region the following measures were announced:  • Iditarod: In addition to postponed Finisher’s banquet...

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