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Howard Farley Sr. talks Pacific cod appearing in his crab pots in increasing numbers with research scientist Lyle Britt at an Aug. 2 Strait Science session. Farley has decades of experience in several Bering Sea fisheries. His son Harvey has been crabbing since 2001. The family business keeps records scientists find valuable.
Scientists have launched the 2019 Northern Bering Sea survey as part of the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s plan to study impacts of receding sea ice on the marine ecosystem. Dr. Lyle Britt,...
SENTENCED—George Tate, 46, looks toward his family after he was sentenced for Sex Abuse of A Minor 1 in Nome Criminal Superior Court on July 31.
George Tate of Nome, 46, heard Judge Romano D. DiBenedetto hand down a sentence of 90 years flat at a sentencing hearing July 31. A flat sentence means one must serve all the time without good time...
IN SESSION – With a bang of the gavel Senator Lisa Murkowski calls into session a field hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in Savoonga, August 2018.
Housing and homelessness have been at the forefront of political activity on both the state and national level this past week. Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill in the US Senate to give tribes...
Tuesday update: Multi-agency efforts to locate two supposedly missing people were suspended on Monday night. According to an update from Nome Police Chief Bob Estes, Alaska State Troopers received...
The Nome Kennel Club is organizing the first Nome Dog Fair on August 24 to promote dog health and to encourage people to get out and have fun with their dog. The club, the world’s oldest sled dog...
The third time was the charm for the Alaska House of Representatives, who on Monday gained the supermajority necessary to approve the reverse sweep and fund the capital budget. After passing the...
AREA BIOLOGIST—Bill Dunker, ADF&G, shared information on moose hunts at a Strait Science session on Thursday, July 25.
The latest Strait Science session at UAF Northwest Campus drew a crowd to hear Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Bill Dunker talk about a favorite subject hereabouts: moose and state...
The Alaska Airmen Association recently made a friendship flight from Nome to Provideniya, Russia in the interest of keeping the Bravo 369 civil aviation route open between the two cities. While...
POLAR BEAR STUDIES— U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Michelle St. Martin takes measures on an adult female polar bear captured on sea ice west of the Red Dog Mine Port site.
Western Alaska polar bears are facing challenges from sea ice loss, industrial development and interactions with humans. Since 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and their partners, including...
City Hall, Nome.
The Nome Common Council beefed up the Nome Chamber of Commerce budget to run the Nome Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. The contract replaces the expired contract providing $175,000 annually with a...

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