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SPRING CLEANUP— Reese Bahnke, left, pulls trash out of a ditch near the Nome-Teller Highway while Hayden Leeper helps Nancy Bahnke fill a trash bag Saturday during the annual Nome spring cleanup.
Nome looks a little better now after the annual spring cleanup. Young people pitched in with city and civic organizations to rid the town of the trash and detritus, which has accumulated over the...
Representatives from HUD and other housing agencies spent a day in Nome and then flew to Savoonga to look at housing conditions there. From left they are Carol Piscoya of Kawerak, Coleen Bickford, Jeff McMorris, Carma Reed, Katy Miller, Lindsay Knots, Brian Wilson, Sue Steinacher of NEST and Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle, Principal Strategist Arctic Geopolitical Consulting.
A group of top federal housing administrators from Washington D.C., Seattle, and Anchorage visited Nome and Savoonga recently to see up close the roots of the region’s and Alaska’s housing crisis....
Nome commemorated Memorial Day Monday with a parade down Front Street to the cemetery where speeches and song honored those who fell in defense of their country. A second commemoration for those who...
LET US KNOW—The USCG plans to launch heavy polar class icebreakers into the Arctic within the next five years. Christine Wiegand, environmental project manager on a draft Environmental Impact Study, visited Nome with a Coast Guard group from Washington D.C. to provide information and collect input on impacts to environmental resources.
The United States Navy has teamed up with the United States Coast Guard to build a fleet of new icebreaker vessels. Three heavy polar icebreakers—HPIB for short—aim to advance national interests and...
Bering Sea and Bering Strait shipping routes stemming from efforts of Russia and United States to safeguard shipping traffic and the environment have received approval from the International Maritime...
TALKING IT OVER—District 17 U.S. Coast Guard personnel came to Nome to meet with dredge operators who say this season’s enforcement of USCG existing safety regulations will cost lots of money and should not apply to the fleet of “unique” mining dredges. Left to right are Commander Justin Jacobs, Lt. Commander Mason Wilcox, Commander Christopher Coutu.
The Nome Port Commission has decided not to go after a boundary change that would exempt gold dredges from newly enforced U. S Coast Guard regulations. Instead, the City plans to seek a review for a...
THE ARMORY— The Alaska National Guard Armory on Nome’s Front Street currently houses the Alaska State Troopers.
The Alaska National Guard is on a recruiting drive in Northwest Alaska with the objective of growing Guard membership in the region to the point where they can establish self-sustaining units of 12...
The Sitnasuak Native Corporation Board of Directors announced the selection of new directors at a special board meeting last month. The selection comes as former director Neal Foster had resigned in...
THEODORE— The 10-pound cub named Theodore was orphaned when a shooter killed his mother at the end of April.  The cub is at the Alaska Zoo and when he is healthy enough, he will head to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington state.
An orphaned brown bear cub will spend the rest of its life in captivity following the illegal take of his mother two weeks ago. The small bear was found near the carcass of the sow and is currently...
CONCERNED—Many women attended a work session with the City administration to declare a need to work with the City and other agencies to address crimes of sex assault and domestic violence in the Nome area. A group took the podium to take turns reading a proposed resolution: (left to right) Lisa Ellanna, Niviaaluk Brandt, LaVerne Ashenfelter (at podium), Tehya Tucker, Panganga Pungowiyi and Darlene Trigg.
At the meeting May 14, Nome Common Council considered a resolution supporting Alaska Native victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. However, the Council postponed a vote and passage in...

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