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Nome Volunteer Fire Department Search and Rescue was alerted on Monday of two overdue snowmachiners who set out to travel from Teller to Nome on Monday, Feb. 25 at noon and were not seen since. NVFD...
BLUE WHERE IT SHOULD BE WHITE— This satellite photo, taken on Sunday, Feb. 24,  reveals a shocking lack of sea ice in the Bering Sea. The open water is connected to the blizzards hammering the region.
Back-to-back blizzards with tons of snow and high winds have hammered Nome since late January and the accumulation of a total of 76 inches of snow is now beginning to take a toll on residents. Unless...
The Nome Common Council formally introduced two ordinances and gave the nod to second reading and final passage of two more. However, a raft of business came up informally during the agenda item...
About 30 community members gathered at Trigg Tribal Hall Monday evening to discuss and describe a proposed public safety commission to promote communication and increased accountability between the...
On Feb. 13, Governor Mike Dunleavy rolled out his budget proposal that includes budget cuts to the tune of $1.6 billion. Dunleavy ran on a platform of paying a full Permanent Fund Dividend to...
Bill Schildbach at a school winter concert event in Dec. 2018.
In a special meeting on February 7 the Nome Public Schools Board of Education terminated the contract of Superintendent William Schildbach. After a work session of an hour and a half the board...
A two-day snow storm with gusts topping out at 51 mph brought life in Nome to a temporary halt and caused closures of schools, businesses and cancellations of events. Until the worst was over, city...
CASH SETTLEMENT—Bering Strait School District agreed to pay $12.6 million to victims of sex abuse that parents and students say continued at Wales school. Former school instructor Amos Oxereok, talks with his attorney, James Ferguson, at his sentence hearing Feb. 28 last year in Nome. Oxereok is serving 20 years for sex abuse in the case
Young victims and their parents who testified at a court hearing in Nome Feb. 4 said the girls’ childhoods had been stolen when Bering Strait School District instructor Amos Oxereok sexually abused...
Public health officials confirmed that four Nome residents had been hospitalized in early January with preliminary results pointing to poising from foodborne type E botulism from an aged beluga...
BIG SCISSORS – NSHC board member Alice Fitka wields the big scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the dedication of the hospital’s new MRI machine. From left are Berda Willson, Native Village of Council; Alfred Sahlin of Nome Eskimo Community; Jean Ferris of Stebbins; Alice Fitka of St. Michael and Mathilda Hardy, Native Village of Shaktoolik.
Norton Sound Health Corporation on January 30 dedicated the new and ready to go MRI machine. The device for taking detailed images inside the body represents a large step forward in providing care...

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