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LEMONADE DAY SHISHMAREF— Katesonja, Tyrese and Jace Ivanoff set up  their lemonade stand outside of the community hall in Shishmaref during last Saturday’s Lemonade Day. Kids in Nome and the region practiced their business skills as they sold ice cold lemonade, baked goods and other delicacies to folks in their communities
This Saturday in Nome and the region, lemonade was flowing like lava on the Big Island. Except it was cold instead of hot. And along with the lemonade there were all sorts of tempting culinary treats...
SIGNS— Solomon Native Corp. posted signs to keep unwanted trespassers off their lands
When the first barges arrived in Nome last week, they carried tons of equipment and travel trailers destined for novice gold mining venture named IPOP. IPOP LLC entertains dreams of mining gold in...
At the Nome Common Council meeting May 29, the City’s spending year 2019 budget process was all over but the shouting as the panel voted 4 to 1 to increase the mill rate, but leaving a $1.6 million...
IN A HURRY—This hermit thrush is one of the bird species flocking to the region on their spring migration.
The changing climate in our region brought many environmental changes. Sea ice in Shishmaref was all but gone by May 10 more than 20 days earlier than the past five years. A warmer winter brought a...
SPRING CLEANUP— Reese Bahnke, left, pulls trash out of a ditch near the Nome-Teller Highway while Hayden Leeper helps Nancy Bahnke fill a trash bag Saturday during the annual Nome spring cleanup.
Nome looks a little better now after the annual spring cleanup. Young people pitched in with city and civic organizations to rid the town of the trash and detritus, which has accumulated over the...
Representatives from HUD and other housing agencies spent a day in Nome and then flew to Savoonga to look at housing conditions there. From left they are Carol Piscoya of Kawerak, Coleen Bickford, Jeff McMorris, Carma Reed, Katy Miller, Lindsay Knots, Brian Wilson, Sue Steinacher of NEST and Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle, Principal Strategist Arctic Geopolitical Consulting.
A group of top federal housing administrators from Washington D.C., Seattle, and Anchorage visited Nome and Savoonga recently to see up close the roots of the region’s and Alaska’s housing crisis....
Nome commemorated Memorial Day Monday with a parade down Front Street to the cemetery where speeches and song honored those who fell in defense of their country. A second commemoration for those who...
LET US KNOW—The USCG plans to launch heavy polar class icebreakers into the Arctic within the next five years. Christine Wiegand, environmental project manager on a draft Environmental Impact Study, visited Nome with a Coast Guard group from Washington D.C. to provide information and collect input on impacts to environmental resources.
The United States Navy has teamed up with the United States Coast Guard to build a fleet of new icebreaker vessels. Three heavy polar icebreakers—HPIB for short—aim to advance national interests and...
Bering Sea and Bering Strait shipping routes stemming from efforts of Russia and United States to safeguard shipping traffic and the environment have received approval from the International Maritime...
TALKING IT OVER—District 17 U.S. Coast Guard personnel came to Nome to meet with dredge operators who say this season’s enforcement of USCG existing safety regulations will cost lots of money and should not apply to the fleet of “unique” mining dredges. Left to right are Commander Justin Jacobs, Lt. Commander Mason Wilcox, Commander Christopher Coutu.
The Nome Port Commission has decided not to go after a boundary change that would exempt gold dredges from newly enforced U. S Coast Guard regulations. Instead, the City plans to seek a review for a...

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