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Front STreet in Nome, shrouded in smoke from wildfires 400 miles to the south.
Nomeites woke up to the stinging smell of freshly burned wood and the sight of dense fog that actually was smoke from two wildfires burning 430 miles south of Nome, near Lake Illiamna. The National...
By Megan Gannon The National Weather Service offices in rural Alaska have been stripped of many of their previous functions as the agency has downsized its presence. Staff once released weather...
TESTIFYING— Mayor John Handeland speaks at the AMCO meeting on Monday. From left to right at the table are Carrie Craig, AMCO’s records and licensing supervisor; Joan Wilson, AMCO’s director; Diane Thompson, ABC board member; Dana Walukiewicz, chair of the ABC board; Doug Moore, ABC board member.
By Megan Gannon Nome could see some actions intended to curb hard liquor sales if the package stores and the City can come to an agreement over the next few months. Prompted by renewed public...
By Peter Loewi Alaska saw a spike in COVID-19 infections last week, with the June 22 data summary from the Department of Health and Social Services reporting 3,016 new cases, an almost 25 percent...
RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION— The runway 10-28 is undergoing construction work, and will be closed for airtraffic until August 1.
By Peter Loewi Low visibility, strong south winds and construction on the 10-28 runway, the main runway, caused flight delays, diversions and cancellations in and out of Nome Airport last week. The...
TO BE TESTED—A pair of murres, a glaucous gull and a spectacled eider are prepared to be sent out to a lab to be tested for avian influenza.
By Megan Gannon Last Friday morning, Gay Sheffield was packing a cooler in the science lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Northwest Campus in Nome. She was not preparing for a weekend at...
By Peter Loewi Active cases in the region rose to 23 last Friday, the highest in over two months. Cases appear to go down over the weekend because less testing is done but tend to rise towards the...
PARADE—Warm and sunny weather graced Saturday’s Midnight Sun Parade, drawing a large crowd looking for fun, games and candy.
By Peter Loewi and Megan Gannon When the day lasts forever, why shouldn’t the festivities? The 2022 Midnight Sun Festival ran from Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19, and featured food, bank...
By Diana Haecker The Nome Common Council swiftly and without much comment from the public passed in second readings the fiscal year 2023 budgets for the city’s general fund, the school debt service...
By Peter Loewi Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration released briefing documents saying that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines safely produced immune responses in children under the age...

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