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CLEANING UP— Nome Elementary School fourth grade students spent Friday cleaning up windblown trash on the tundra from the City of Nome’s landfill facility at the Beam Road
By Peter Loewi Monday night saw the Nome Common Council take on an ambitious agenda. Including a work session on developing new revenue streams and the final meeting of the Board of Equalization,...
Mark Hayward joined the Ukrainian Foreign Legion to train Ukrainians how to use anti-tank missiles.
By Peter Loewi Still jetlagged, Mark Hayward opened his bag and took out an ammo can stuffed with memorabilia and makeshift battery parts. He then detailed how he, a clinical field instructor for...
By Peter Loewi One million Americans have died due to COVID-19. This number is roughly the same as San Jose, California, the tenth largest city in the nation. In the year 2020, COVID-19 was the...
By Diana Haecker A grand jury indicted Ryan Okleasik, 31, of Nome on 21 counts, including sexual assault in the first degree, several counts of assault in the first, second and third degree, and...
HEALTHY PUP— This seal pup on ice chunks in front of town was moved to a more secluded beach, last week.
By Megan Gannon On Sunday night, a plump ringed seal pup was spotted on the ice in front of Breaker’s Bar on Nome’s Front Street. UAF Alaska Sea Grant agent Gay Sheffield was called and moved the...
By Megan Gannon A highly contagious and lethal new avian influenza strain continues to spread across the U.S. and has been detected in wild birds in Alaska. As spring migration brings wild flocks to...
A Black Hawk cruising over Nome last week.
By Peter Loewi On May 2, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flew to St. Lawrence Island and back. Alaska National Guard director of communications Alan Brown told the Nugget via email that this was...
By Diana Haecker Last week, Nome Police arrested and charged Isaac Ozenna Sr., 74, of Nome with 31 counts of sexual abuse of minors and coercion, for alleged sexual assaults children, going back...
By Peter Loewi COVID-19 cases in the Nome, Bering Strait and Norton Sound region remain low, but nationally, cases continue to rise. There are six active cases in the region: two cases in Nome, two...
By Diana Haecker Nome Common Council members sitting as the Board of Equalization on Tuesday denied Norton Sound Health Corporation’s appeal of the City Clerk’s ruling that six of NSHC’s properties...

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