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By Sandra L. Medearis Nome Common Council members sat down to a work table stacked high with a pile of City budgets to work through second reading and final passage Monday evening. Taxing authority...
HONORING RICHARD BENEVILLE— Beneville was gifted with a citation from the Alaska State Legislature honoring his many contributions to Nome and the state, during the Richard Beneville Day celebration on June 22, at Old St. Joe’s.
In an evening filled with music, laughter and remembrance, the Nome Arts Council and the community honored Richard Beneville for the many roles he played –and still does – in Nome. There were tears...
THE CIRCLE –Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation leaders form a circle in Solomon during their visit Wednesday.
Last week Nome welcomed the First Alaskans Institute and their cohorts in an endeavor called “Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation.” That’s TRHT for short. It is an effort backed by the W.K....
DEFENDER— Wales’ Clyde Oxereok launches the Defender ROV into the Nome small boat harbor as Walter Ozenna of Diomede looks on, during a training session on Wednesday, June 12. SAR volunteers were trained for several days last week to use the newly purchased equipment by NSEDC to assist in search and rescue operations regionwide.
A dozen search and rescue volunteers from around the Seward Peninsula spent three days in Nome learning to operate the region’s new Defender, a remotely operated vehicle. The underwater drone uses...
FIRST DOCUMENTED— A red squirrel made it to Nome and onto the James family's porch. It is the first documented red squirrel this far northwest in Alaska.
When young Jack James looked out the window of his home at Anvil Mountain on June 7, he saw a red squirrel. It’s quite remarkable that Jack recognized it as such, as the species doesn’t exactly live...
SMOKY— This satellite image taken on Sunday shows smoke-filled skies over much of the Seward Peninsula
A large fire burning 28 miles northeast of Koyuk has filled the air of Nome with smoke. The North River Fire grew to 32,500 acres as of Monday afternoon, is burning tundra and stands of black spruce...
TINSEL—John Earthman brought Tinsel, the gyrfalcon he has kept for 20 years as a friend and hunter, to a session of Strait Science.
Did you know that gyrfalcons, avian predators and the world’s largest falcons, keep the same mate year after year, but sometimes borrow other birds’ nests? Michael Henderson and Devin Johnson shared...
The Nome Common Council postponed consideration of the City’s seven budget divisions for lack of sufficient notice in the newspaper. Nevertheless, the Council worked on issues important to several...
The Historic Planning Commission held a public meeting on June 5 to discuss the Historic Preservation Plan.
With the recent creation of the Nome Historic Preservation Commission — placed within the existing Nome Planning Commission — Nomeites are now called upon to define historical and cultural sites,...
The Nome Common Council approached the end of a 30-step calendar on 2020 budget planning at its meeting May 30. The panel of six voted into first reading a general fund budget based on 13 mills, a...

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