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Alaska Senator Donny Olson of Golovin was in Nome for a town meeting last Friday and made himself available for an interview with The Nome Nugget. As representatives of Canadian mining concern...
LOCAL SCIENCE— A falcon spreads her wings to keep her balance during John Earthman’s presentation on falconry at the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference held in Nome last week.
Scientists from around Alaska gathered in Nome last week to share and discuss their work and to learn from their colleagues in other disciplines. The 11th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary...
A three-percent across the board rate increase again failed to make it into the 2018 Port of Nome Tariff. The Nome Port Commission approved the increase with a vote of 3-2 some weeks ago, but did not...
The former medical director and chief of staff at Nome’s Norton Sound Regional Hospital has taken into court personnel issues that resulted in his demotion and firing after 29 years in top positions...
SPORTSMANSHIP— Scott Janssen, center, received the Sportsmanship award for saving Jim Lanier during a time of distress on the trail.
The 2018 Iditarod came to an end when the last musher, Magnus Kaltenborn and his 13 sled dogs arrived under the Burled Arch on Saturday morning at 11:13 a.m. Kaltenborn finished the race, which took...
2018 CHAMPION— Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway won the Iditarod on March 14, 2018 at 3 a.m. At the champion podium he got a kiss from his lead dog Olive while holding his other lead dog Russeren.
Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom was the first musher across the Nome finish line at 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning after 9 days and 12 hours on the trail along the southern route of the Iditarod...
Port of Nome
Port of Nome administrators continue to apply the spurs to hopes for a deep-draft port in Nome. Port Director Joy Baker and Mayor Richard Beneville provided testimony to the Legislature on House...
Zachary Milligrock returned to his Diomede home Friday evening to find it ablaze. He found a fire burning between the bedrooms. “I ran back out, to my neighbors, trying to get a flashlight and a...
DAY OF RECKONING—Amos Oxereok talks with his attorney James Ferguson at his sentence hearing Feb. 28 in Nome. Oxereok received jail time in a sexual assault case involving 13 school girls in Wales.
Amos Oxereok said he deserved prison for sex abuse of his students. All victims lived in the village where he grew up and went to school. He pleaded guilty to crimes that occurred in 2014. The...
Waves crashed on the shoreline of Little Diomede last week.
Last Tuesday, February 20, residents of Little Diomede have seen the impossible. Instead of looking out at a frozen seascape of ice, they witnessed open water and high surf crashing onto the shores...

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