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NOW YOU SEE IT—Now you don’t. Charles Reader began to take bites of the burned out Polaris Hotel on Nov. 30. The City solicited accelerated bids on Nov. 28 for emergency abatement to begin ASAP with a deadline of Dec. 11. Reader worked through blizzards and high wind over the weekend. By Tuesday, the remains of the package store, hotel and bar complex had gone to the City’s monofill.
On Nov. 30 Charles Reader began the gargantuan task of removing the hazardous remains of the Polaris Hotel fire from the corner of Bering Street and Lomen Avenue. Using an excavator to load several...
THE POLARIS— The shell of the burned out Polaris Hotel, bar and liquor store will be removed in the near future. A fire on Oct. 31 burned the hotel down and cost the life of Nomeite Bette Ann Haugen.
Remnants of the historic Polaris Hotel will disappear soon. A fire took one life and demolished the combination hotel, package liquor store and bar in the early hours of Oct. 31. The Nome Volunteer...
In a sentencing hearing Nov. 27 in Nome, Judge Romano DiBenedetto handed down four one-year sentences to Rayne Aukongak. A jury of 12 found Aukongak guilty in July on four counts of misconduct with...
TOTAL LOSS— The Polaris Hotel after the fire.
Three weeks after the Polaris Hotel, Bar and liquor store burned down in the Oct. 31 fire, the owners Tina and Kwan Yi are still trying to pick up the pieces of their lives. In a phone interview from...
The Alaska State Senate has approved the House version of SB 54, a measure that puts teeth back into consequences for a wide range of violations of laws against property damage and theft, peddling...
Nome Search and Rescue volunteers responded to a report of overdue motorists from Teller to Nome on the Nome-Teller Blodgett Highway on Saturday, November 18. According to Alaska State Trooper Sgt....
MRI— A MRI apparatus will be installed at Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome.
By the end of October 2018 the Norton Sound Health Corporation will have an MRI machine up and running in Nome. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI for short, is an imaging technique, which creates...
In memoriam of Nancy McGuire
This week marks the anniversary of the passing of our longtime editor and publisher of The Nome Nugget, Nancy McGuire. It’s been a turbulent year in national and international politics, a year of...
The Alaska Dept. of Public Safety has issued the 2016 report to state and local law enforcement agencies on felony level sex offenses and crimes in Alaska. The report, FSO for short, adds to the...
NEW MUSEUM— Museum visitor Carol Gales contemplates new exhibits at the reopening of the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum on Friday, Nov. 10.
A year after the brandnew Richard Foster Building opened its doors, housing the City of Nome’s Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, the Kegoayah Kozga Library and Kawerak’s Katirvik Cultural Center, the...

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