SCHOOL VISITORS— On Friday morning, a polar bear sow and her cub wandered into Little Diomede and visited the entrance to the school. They milled around in the area between the school, the power plant and the local clinic before heading back to the helipad and into the still ice free Bering Strait
By Santiago Hubahib Jr. Diomede School SPED Teacher/History Teacher A polar bear with cub came to school early on Friday, Nov. 5.
A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft forward-looking infrared camera captures an 18-foot boat stuck on Sinuk River near Nome, Alaska, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 crew were notified of overdue boaters location and dropped a pump can with survival gear and a radio.
By Diana Haecker Two overdue boaters from Teller were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter last Friday after being reported overdue on Thursday.
THIRD PLACE— Jon Smith won third place in the 500-yard freestyle race in last week's Regional's in Fairbanks.
By Kirsten Bey, NBHS Swim Coach
VISITING NOME— Senatorial candidate Kelly Tshibaka visited with students at Nome-Beltz Highschool on Tuesday, Nov. 23, during her trip to Nome and the region.
SCHOOL VISITORS— On Friday morning, a polar bear sow and her cub wandered into Little Diomede and visited the entrance to the school. They milled around in the area between the school, the power plant and the local clinic before heading back to the helipad and into the still ice free Bering Strait
TRAWL SURVEY— Lyle Britt, director of the resource assessment and conservation engineering division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, presented findings from the summer trawl survey in the Northern and Eastern Bering Sea.
A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft forward-looking infrared camera captures an 18-foot boat stuck on Sinuk River near Nome, Alaska, Oct. 29, 2021. The C-130 crew were notified of overdue boaters location and dropped a pump can with survival gear and a radio.
THIRD PLACE— Jon Smith won third place in the 500-yard freestyle race in last week's Regional's in Fairbanks.
SWORN IN— City Clerk Bryant Hammond, right, swears in Paris Hebel as the new Youth Representative on the Nome Common Council.
  When it comes to the Bering Strait, there is no shortage of individual adventurers trying to cross it by all means imaginable. But when news of the Bering Strait Festival reached Nome —with the promise to open up international borders between the...
New COVID-19 cases are falling across the state of Alaska, as well as in the Nome, Norton Sound and Bering Strait region. A tumultuous autumn saw hundreds of cases across the region, with hundreds more in isolation and quarantine in nearby villages...
By Julia Lerner As Nomeites prepare for a second Thanksgiving season during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, active case counts remain high in the community and throughout the region. Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified more than 80 cases...
DOCK DESIGN— The port commission mulled three different options for dock designs of the proposed port expansion.
By Diana Haecker The Port Commission met last Thursday for a work session followed by a regular scheduled meeting to discuss the design of the deep-water basin docks for the proposed port expansion. In the work session the design engineer presented...
VISITING NOME— Senatorial candidate Kelly Tshibaka visited with students at Nome-Beltz Highschool on Tuesday, Nov. 23, during her trip to Nome and the region.
By Diana Haecker Alaska Senatorial candidate Kelly Tshibaka (R) visited Nome on Monday and Tuesday on her first campaign trip to the region. After a visit to Koyuk and Shaktoolik, Tshibaka traveled to Nome and was hosted at the VFW on Monday...
Jim Murphy in last week's Strait Science reports on preliminary findings of this summer's trawl survey.
By Julia Lerner Researchers are predicting low fish runs in the Norton Sound and Northern Bering Sea region again next year, according to research biologist Jim Murphy. Murphy, who works with the Salmon Ocean Ecology and Bycatch Analysis Group at...
By Julia Lerner The Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified more than 100 COVID-19 cases across the region in the last week, and new infections statewide surged over the weekend with more 1,089 new cases reported on Monday. On Tuesday,...
By Julia Lerner When President Joe Biden signed a historic infrastructure package into law on the lawn of the White House on Monday, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Don Young were present to show their support of the legislation....
SCHOOL VISITORS— On Friday morning, a polar bear sow and her cub wandered into Little Diomede and visited the entrance to the school. They milled around in the area between the school, the power plant and the local clinic before heading back to the helipad and into the still ice free Bering Strait
By Santiago Hubahib Jr. Diomede School SPED Teacher/History Teacher A polar bear with cub came to school early on Friday, Nov. 5. An emergency alarm was heard at 10:15 a.m. when a huge polar bear with a cub was spotted and roaming around the...

Obituaries

Ann Marie Davis
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ann Marie Davis.  She was the wife of the late Lawrence Bruce Davis who passed away in September.  Ann was a dedicated wife, mother,...

Education

MAKING ADJUSTMENTS—Andy Sherman adjusts the buoyancy of his group's ROV while Daniel Kerrin looks on. The ROVS had to be able to float in the middle of the water in order to not use up too much battery power trying to keep it up or down.

By Lizzy Hahn
On October 19 and 21, 2021, the Nome-Beltz Robotics class had the opportunity to build and test their hand made ROVs, short for remotely operated underwater vehicles.

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