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BALDY OF NOME— This bald eagle was seen at the Snake River near the postal annex last week.
A bald eagle is an uncommon sight here in Nome and people do take note when a majestic bird like that shows up in Nome proper. When on August 5 pictures began to appear on social media of a single...
BREAKFAST MEETING – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski met with local leaders to discuss issues Saturday morning at NSEDC. Looking on is Tom Okleasik of Sitnasuak.
In the Bering Strait region there are five villages, which remain unconnected to running water and sewer services. They are Stebbins, Teller, Wales, Diomede and Shishmaref. This brought a high-level...
The Anchorage Airport drug interdiction team arrested two Nome residents, Kaitlyn Nicole Priester,29, and Frederick Larsen, 33, on August 15 at the Anchorage Airport after receiving tips from Nome...
The seating of commissioners to the Public Safety Commission, created by ordinance in mid-May of this year, hit two snags in Monday’s Common Council meeting and opened up a call to the public again...
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed Senate Bill 2002, which funds the capital budget for Fiscal Year 2020, into law on Thursday, August 8. An important component of SB 2002 was the reverse sweep,...
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – Tyler Ivanoff of Shishmaref found a bottle with a message in it while looking for firewood last week. The message was in Russian and had been launched into the sea fifty years ago.
When Tyler Ivanoff of Shishmaref came upon a bottle while looking for firewood he was surprised to see a note inside it. The stopper was a plastic cork and it was hard to open. “I had to pull really...
The southeast section of the old hospital is going to be remodeled to specifications for a new courthouse.
The Alaska Court System has awarded a contract to Drake Construction to house the courthouse in Nome at the former Norton Sound hospital on the corner of Bering Street and 5th Avenue. The building...
RECALL DUNLEAVY—Benjamin Farley and Evelyn Rochon, who made the sign, stand outside of Old St. Joe’s, where a Recall Dunleavy event was held last week as part of a statewide signature gathering initiative to recall Alaska’s governor.
Recall Dunleavy, an initiative to remove Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy from office, held a signature-gathering event in Nome on Thursday, August 1. The nonpartisan campaign officially launched last...
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...

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