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MELTING THE ICE CURTAIN— Author David Ramseur, right, poses with fellow Friendship Flight veteran Jim Stimpfle at Ramseur’s visit to Nome last week.
On June 13, 1988, an enterprising group of 82 Alaskan citizen-diplomats boarded an Alaska Airlines jet in Nome. They were Native elders, an assorted mix of business and political leaders and...
SIGNING—Governor Bill Walker signs an Administrative Order on Climate Change, at the State Capitol in Juneau, October 31, 2017.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker last week signed an administrative order that established the Alaska Climate Change Strategy and Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team. The strategy aims to create a...
FIRE AT THE POLARIS— Nome Volunteer Fire Dept. fire fighter Kevin Knowlton walks by the burning Polaris building in the early morning of Oct. 31. Later that afternoon, one person’s body was recovered from the burned rubble of the back building. The identification is pending
This story has been updated from its print version to reflect new developments: The fire that consumed most of the Polaris Hotel on Tuesday has claimed the life of Bette Haugen, 63, whose body was...
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager and foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump and Manafort’s long-time business associate Richard W. Gates III surrendered their passports and themselves Monday...
*/ A fuel vendor has put in a formal protest to some of the City’s plans to buy a year’s fuel to heat its public buildings and fuel its equipment and vehicles. The City issued a Request for Quotes...
PARENT OF THE YEAR— Nome’s Buddy Okleasik, surrounded by his daughters Grace, Zoe, Ivory and Heidi, shows the Parent of the Year plaque he was awarded during last week’s AFN convention in Anchorage.
Leadership, partnership and social justice were the overarching topics under the “Strength in Unity” theme for the 51st Alaska Federation of Natives Convention held Oct. 19 through 21 at the Dena’ina...
Dallas Seavey on Front Street in Nome, finishing the 2017 race in second place.
By Diana Haecker After several weeks of withholding the name of the Iditarod musher whose dogs tested positive for an opioid painkiller after finishing the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the...
Matt Owens
Matthew Owens, 42, has made another try to secure his freedom from a 101-year sentence handed down in the 2003 murder of Sonja Ivanoff, 19. That attempt has failed. Owens filed a petition in court...
The state’s top jail keeper met with Nome residents on Oct. 11 at Old St. Joe’s to explain his vision of setting up a sex offender treatment program at the privately operated Seaside Community...
A warrant has been issued Oct. 2 for David Fergerson, 57, on charges connected with trafficking and selling heroin and methamphetamines in Nome. Fergerson appeared for arraignment on Oct. 5 in Second...

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