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PREPARATION BEGINS AT HOME—Bobbi Andrews of Saint Michael discusses preparation of local information to go into a Small Community Emergency Response Plan which contains evacuation routes, important telephone numbers and contacts, critical structures, emergency shelters and emergency operations centers well as a check list for immediate action.
On June 12 to 14, the state Dept. of Homeland Security And Emergency Management and Kawerak, Inc., called together a meeting of representatives from Seward Peninsula villages and local response...
SENTENCED—James D. Bloomstrand pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his 18-month-old son, Ronald Bloomstrand, June 15, and received a sentence of 13 years’ flat time without probation. A charge of DUI was dismissed.
James D. Bloomstrand, 38, of Nome has gone to prison having received a sentence of 13 years for manslaughter in the death of his son. Bloomstrand and 18-month-old Ronald Bloomstrand were ejected...
LEARNING TOGETHER— A two-week language workshop titled Ilisaqativut brought 20 learners of Inuqpiaq to Nome for two weeks. Qunmiġu Kacey Hopson and Annauk Denise Pollock, center, hold a phrase that translates into “How do you write that in Inupiaq?”
Twenty learners of the Inupiaq language spent an intense two weeks together in Nome and the surroundings to develop their ability to build phrases and sentences from the words they already know and...
UNUSUAL— This approachable puffin was found on a beach at Shishmaref. Usually puffins are cliff-dwelling birds and are rarely  found resting on beaches. Recently, sea birds have been found dead in the region.
In May and June, dead birds, mostly murres, have been washing up on beaches on St. Lawrence Island, Shishmaref and east Norton Sound. During the past two weeks, reports have escalated, according to...
IPOP AGENT— Mike Travis with Travis/Peterson Environmental Consulting, Inc. was hired by IPOP. He addressed the crowd at the Monday meeting between permitting agency representatives and the Nome public.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers called together a meeting Monday afternoon to clarify information on a scheme to mine among the salmon and other subsistence species in the delicate biome of Safety...
The Nome Common Council absorbed a mid-year Community Benefit Share from Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. into the budget process and doled it out again to eight groups that serve youth and...
LEMONADE DAY SHISHMAREF— Katesonja, Tyrese and Jace Ivanoff set up  their lemonade stand outside of the community hall in Shishmaref during last Saturday’s Lemonade Day. Kids in Nome and the region practiced their business skills as they sold ice cold lemonade, baked goods and other delicacies to folks in their communities
This Saturday in Nome and the region, lemonade was flowing like lava on the Big Island. Except it was cold instead of hot. And along with the lemonade there were all sorts of tempting culinary treats...
SIGNS— Solomon Native Corp. posted signs to keep unwanted trespassers off their lands
When the first barges arrived in Nome last week, they carried tons of equipment and travel trailers destined for novice gold mining venture named IPOP. IPOP LLC entertains dreams of mining gold in...
At the Nome Common Council meeting May 29, the City’s spending year 2019 budget process was all over but the shouting as the panel voted 4 to 1 to increase the mill rate, but leaving a $1.6 million...
IN A HURRY—This hermit thrush is one of the bird species flocking to the region on their spring migration.
The changing climate in our region brought many environmental changes. Sea ice in Shishmaref was all but gone by May 10 more than 20 days earlier than the past five years. A warmer winter brought a...

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