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By Peter Loewi The infection wave of the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and 5 is sweeping through the state, causing the highest rate of COVID-19 cases per capita in the country. It now appears to have hit...
A rare sight for July: Snow fell on mountains surrounding Nome on July 18.
By Megan Gannon An unusually frigid ball of air is spinning through the Bering Strait region, bringing rare July snowfall, high surf advisories in the Norton Sound and wind gusts up to 48 mph in Nome...
By Peter Loewi A red fox in Unalakleet, killed last month for exhibiting abnormal behaviors, tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in addition to testing positive for rabies. It is...
EMERGENCY SERVICES— Paramedic Stephanie Nielson addressed the Nome Common Council with a stark message of burn-out in Nome’s volunteer ambulance emergency responders.
By Diana Haecker In a regular Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, the Council heard in citizen’s comments an urgent plea to change things at the Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department as volunteers...
PRICE INCREASE— Bonanza Fuel raised the price at their pump in Nome to $6.99 for unleaded and $7.33 for diesel. Crowley’s price is $7 for unleaded and $7.34 for diesel.
By Peter Loewi After weeks of speculating on the amount of the anticipated price increase, the prices of fuel and diesel are no longer below the five-dollar mark. On Wednesday, July 6, Bonanza Fuel...
IPOP proposes to mine for gold in the estuary of Bonanza Channel.
By Diana Haecker IPOP LLC, Rivers of Gold, Global TV Show, and two individuals, Edward and Elaine Abell brought civil action in a federal court against the U.S. Corps of Engineers alleging the Corps...
Photo courtesy Gay Sheffield
By Peter Loewi On July 9, one veteran and 13 family representatives in Gambell will receive the Alaska Heroism Medal for a 1955 rescue of a downed U.S. Navy plane. Verdie Bowen, director of the...
DON’T MESS WITH GRANDMA— Grandma Pat, aka Pat Booth, rides in the Fourth of July parade in Nome, expressing her disapproval of the recent Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
By Megan Gannon By overturning Roe vs. Wade last month, the U.S. Supreme Court has eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion leaving it up to states to legislate and regulate if and when an...
By Peter Loewi Alaska again leads the nation in COVID cases. Over the last two weeks, the number of cases per 100,000 people, 72, has been the highest of any state in the nation. The test positivity...
By Megan Gannon and Peter Loewi Nomeites ignored the spitting rain and gray skies to celebrate the Fourth of July on Monday.      Independence Day kicked off with the 46th running of the Anvil...

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