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POLAR CODE— Ships traveling through polar regions now must comply with the International Maritime Organization's Polar Code.
The Polar Code, as it is known in marine circles, upgrades mandatory and voluntary rules for large commercial vessels and passenger ships navigating Arctic and Antarctic waters. The new rules came...
SENTENCED— Gilbert Olanna was sentenced to 75 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Esther Lincoln, in Nome’s courthouse on Tuesday, January 10. For most of the time during the sentencing he sat slumped over the table but during one of the proceeding’s breaks he looks towards the Lincoln family present at the sentencing.
On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Paul Roetman imposed a flat 75-year sentence jail time on Gilbert Olanna, 33, for committing the crime of killing his girlfriend Esther Lincoln in White Mountain on...
The Nome Common Council held its first session on doling out this year’s NSEDC Community Benefit Share to help organizations, who applied for a part of the $150,000 for their programs. Norton Sound...
WET— Dry Creek in Nome was flooded due to a storm surge and above freezing temperatures. No damage was reported in Nome.
A series of low pressure systems swept through western and northwestern Alaska beginning December 28 until things calmed down on January 2, leaving sections of villages without power and...
CELEBRATING— Darcee Perkins, left, and Katie Elanna, right, pose with their nursing instructor Mindy McIntosh, center, at the Nurse Pinning ceremony on Dec. 15, 2016.
“I’ll be back in five minutes,” said Mindy McIntosh, Norton Sound Health Corporation Nursing Instructor, as she raced out the door with her jacket and car keys. It was an unscheduled intermission...
Dear Readers, all of us at The Nome Nugget wish you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy New Year. The Dec. 22 edition of the Nome Nugget will be the last for this year, with the next Nome...
Ownership of nearly 9,000 acres of mining leases and 380 patented mining claims mostly located within the City of Nome has changed from Nome Gold Alaska to Arctic Gold Mining LLC. The sale became...
Four groups have come up with the seed of an idea to partially solve Nome’s housing shortage, and have asked the City to help it grow. Housing activist Sue Steinacher approached the Nome Common...
The Arctic had its warmest year on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the 2016 Arctic Report Card on December 13. The report gives an overall summary of vital Arctic statistics from the period of October 2015...
ALASKA JUDICIAL COUNCIL— The council met in Nome to hold a public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The Alaska Judicial Council nominated Romano DiBenedetto of Fairbanks and John Earthman of Nome for Governor Bill Walker’s consideration to appoint a new judge for the Nome Superior Court. The...

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