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The villages of the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region are staying locked down in an effort to block the spread of COVID-19. Even before last week’s appearance of the first case in a village, the...
COUNCIL— Council members Jennifer Reader, (hidden Adam Martinson), Mark Johnson and Jerald Brown debated the best use of COVID-19 grant funding from the CARES Act. Also pictured is City Clerk Bryant Hammond and City Manager Glenn Steckman.
In the regular Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, June 8, the Council breezed through a full agenda including voting on the final passage of the City’s $13.5 million budget, capital budgets, port...
A fourth patient in Nome has tested positive for COVID-19, on Monday, June 8. Norton Sound Health Corporation released that the patient is from Nome. Subsequent investigation by Public Health...
CLEANUP – Lisa Leeper, right, and her crew of clean uppers pick up trash across the Teller Road from Nome-Beltz High School Saturday.
Nome’s annual Spring Cleanup took place last week and looked slightly different from past years because of concessions to the COVID-19 virus. The dump trucks were parked at three locations on...
STILL CATCHING UP – While most inventory is back up to the mark paper goods, particularly toilet paper, remains in short supply.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the economy of Nome, along with the economies of Alaska and the entire USA, for a loop. Some businesses have been able to take advantage of federal stimulus loans but...
The City of Nome is looking for interested candidates to fill the Mayor of Nome position.
With the passing of Richard Beneville on May 11 the City of Nome not only lost its biggest fan and promoter but also its mayor of four and a half years. It’s impossible to find a substitute to...
EXPANSION— The graphic shows the vision for a future Port of Nome.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Nome modification feasibility study with a signing ceremony in Washington D.C. last week and the project now advances to Congress for...
Norton Sound Health Corporation last week confirmed that two of their Nome-based employees tested positive for COVID-19. “Nome saw its third positive case of COVID-19 on Friday, May 22, just one day...
COUNCIL MEETING— The Nome Common Council met at a rescheduled time on Tuesday, May 26.
In another marathon meeting, the Nome Common Council chewed through a fat agenda on Tuesday evening, with most of the time being spent on wrestling with language to formulate a travel form that aims...
MEMORIAL DAY 2020 – Flag bearers and veterans make their way to the site of the Memorial Day service in Nome’s cemetery Monday.
The people of Nome observed Memorial Day on Monday with a parade down Front Street and out to the cemetery where they heard speeches about the meaning of Memorial Day. The event is organized by VFW...

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