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PUBLIC TRANSIT— Nome Eskimo Community offers a free transit shuttle through town.
Since the end of May, Nome Eskimo Community offers a free public transportation service in Nome. The handicap-accessible bus has a capacity of 14 passengers, or 12 riders and a wheelchair. It runs...
STILL MISSING— The search for Nome resident Joseph Balderas continues. Balderas was reported missing on Monday, June 27.
UPDATE Friday, July 1: Other than the hiking boots and waders belonging to Balderas Troopers found inside his truck, the four-day search has yielded no other signs of him thus far. Three search and...
INSPECTING— Members of Coast Guard Sector Juneau inspections division arrive at the cruise ship Crystal Serenity moored in Juneau, Alaska, to conduct a certificate of compliance exam June 22, 2016. The exam tests the crew’s ability to react in the case of an emergency covering a range of different scenarios.
Nome will host nearly 1,700 passengers and crew from the cruise ship Crystal Serenity this August. The Serenity will only be in Nome from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on August 21, and for that time will...
The Nome Common Council introduced an ordinance Monday night on a City property sale and peacefully passed six resolutions—three to buy services, and one each for safety and savings, payback for City...
BOOM DEPLOYMENT— Matt Odum, left, and James Nunez, center, of the USCG led the deployment of an oil containment boom at Hastings Creek on Wednesday, June 15.
Officers from the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage led an oil spill preparedness seminar and demonstration in Nome on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. The first day was reserved for presentations from...
The Nome Planning Commission has passed a resolution asking the Nome Common Council to alter existing city law to add the work of a Historic Preservation Commission to the planners’ duties. The idea...
Umiaq? Umiaq?? Who has an umiaq? Finding an umiaq, a traditional walrus skin boat, led conversation at the June 15 Museum and Library Commission meeting. Amy Phillips-Chan, director of Carrie McLain...
KING ISLAND KAYAK— NACTEC students constructed a King Island Style Kayak under the tutelage of Master Kayak builder Maligiaq Padilla. Photo by Nils Hahn
A handful of students from the Bering Strait region learned entrepreneurial and traditional kayak building skills during a four-week long Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center course. The...
LEMONADE DAY IN SHISHMAREF— Bella, Wilsa and Irene Ahgupuk and Courtney Nayokpuk sit next to their lemonade stand in Shishmaref. Photo by Annie Weyiouanna. See more lemonade day photos at our Image Gallery.
Nome likes traditions, and the annual Lemonade Day event has established itself among happenings that bring the community out and about for food, fun and, of course, lemonade. Last Saturday nearly 50...
The Nome Common Council in several work sessions has hashed and rehashed the City’s spending year 2017 general fund budget. Monday night they talked it over again. Should they adopt a budget...

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