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IPOP proposes to mine for gold in the estuary of Bonanza Channel.
By Diana Haecker IPOP LLC, Rivers of Gold, Global TV Show, and two individuals, Edward and Elaine Abell brought civil action in a federal court against the U.S. Corps of Engineers alleging the Corps...
Photo courtesy Gay Sheffield
By Peter Loewi On July 9, one veteran and 13 family representatives in Gambell will receive the Alaska Heroism Medal for a 1955 rescue of a downed U.S. Navy plane. Verdie Bowen, director of the...
DON’T MESS WITH GRANDMA— Grandma Pat, aka Pat Booth, rides in the Fourth of July parade in Nome, expressing her disapproval of the recent Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
By Megan Gannon By overturning Roe vs. Wade last month, the U.S. Supreme Court has eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion leaving it up to states to legislate and regulate if and when an...
By Peter Loewi Alaska again leads the nation in COVID cases. Over the last two weeks, the number of cases per 100,000 people, 72, has been the highest of any state in the nation. The test positivity...
By Megan Gannon and Peter Loewi Nomeites ignored the spitting rain and gray skies to celebrate the Fourth of July on Monday.      Independence Day kicked off with the 46th running of the Anvil...
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...
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...

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