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SAFETY PATROL— Arnold Mueller, left, and safety patroller Chuck Titus enjoy a laugh in front of the Board of Trade Saloon on New Year’s Eve.
It’s 1:30 a.m. and three citizens wearing safety vests descend the icy steps of the Nome Visitor’s Center on Front Street. The wind is howling and snowdrifts are up to knee level on the sidewalk in...
David Fergerson, 57, went to a court hearing Dec. 11 and ended up with a jail sentence of four years’ flat time. Fergerson attended an omnibus hearing in his case involving two counts of possessing...
CHRISTMAS POTLATCH— The basketball court at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center doubles as a large dining hall during last week’s potlatch.
The Anvil Mountain Correctional Center celebrated the season with its annual potlatch on Thursday, December 14.  The event brings together inmates, staff and members of the community for a great...
 Development of roads and hunting permits for outsiders generated the most discussion among members of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group during their annual meeting held December 14 and...
When the owners of Seaside Center halfway facility sought a permit from the City some years ago to operate on Front Street, the Nome Common Council responded to public sentiment by granting the...
ON THE LIST—This small house at 207 Bering Street, is one of four structures on the City of Nome’s current list for mandatory abatement or repair.
After motoring around the neighborhoods surveying ramshackle structures, Nome’s planners have drawn up a slate of three properties they have reported to Tom Moran, city manager, for the City’s...
SEE THE REINDEER FLY?— Santa explained to young Trevor White whence he came and assured him that he will take all Christmas present wishes of Nome kids’ to his elves. Santa made a special appearance at the City’s Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 6, at Old St. Joe’s.
The 21st Christmas Extravaganza rang in the season with the traditional lighting of the city’s Christmas tree at Old St. Joe’s, on December 6. Emcee Mayor Richard Beneville brought out reindeer bells...
ROAD TO AMBLER— The Northwest Arctic Borough’s John Chase, in hat, makes a point at the Ambler Road scoping meeting Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Kotzebue. In foreground is Hiram Walker. The federal Bureau of Land Management is holding scoping meetings for an EIS in the region.
Before the arrival of the white people in the upper Kobuk River region, the Inupiaq prophet Maniilaq foretold the growth of a large city on the Ambler River where the village of Ambler now stands. He...
FISH SURVEY—In Nome to talk about their surprising findings in the biennial trawl survey are, from left, Bob Lauth, Jeff Napp, and Lyle Britt.
Three researchers from the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center completed a trawl survey of the Northern Bering Sea in 2017 and found a dramatic increase in pollock.  The valuable fish normally...
WINNER— Daniel Buffas got lucky at Nome Firemen’s Carnival, bringing home a ham for dinner.
An estimated 600 Nome and regional residents flocked to the annual Firemen’s Carnival put on by the Nome Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Rec Center. Inclement weather with...

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