RIGHT TO LEFT–Graduates make the symbolic move of their tassels from right to left, signifying completion of their degree. The commencement for the University of Alaska Northwest Campus took place at Old St. Joe’s on May 9.
It was all Pomp & Circumstance in Old St. Joes last Thursday night, May 9, as family and friends gathered for the University of Alaska Northwest Campus graduation ceremony.
ADDRESSING THE CROWD— Village of Solomon president Kirsten Timbers addresses the crowd at the Nome Rec Center.
More than 100 children and adults marched from Nome’s City Hall to the Rec Center chanting “No more stolen sisters!” on Sunday, May 5, nationally recognized as an awareness day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons, or MMIP.
HOMEPLATE APARTMENTS— The entrance to the apartment building is bright and welcoming.
HomePlate Apartments, a project to house those experiencing chronic homelessness in Nome, welcomed its last tenant on April 14, a milestone marking the full occupancy of all 15 units.
PORT OF NOME— The Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting bids for the Port of Nome expansion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now soliciting bids for phase one of the massive project to increase dock space and accommodate larger vessels at the Port of Nome.
NERVES OF STEEL—Nome Nanook Orson Hoogendorn moves the ball into the danger zone with less than 10 seconds to play in last Saturday’s State Championship game against Mt. Edgecumbe. With just two seconds left he delivered a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to put the Nanooks into the lead and cinch the state title for 2024
Clutching their State Championship trophy, the Nome Nanooks Boys’ Basketball team exited the Alaska Airlines terminal in Nome on Sunday to a true hero’s welcome.
RED LANTERN — Rookie musher Jeff Reid arrived in 29th place under the Burled Arch in the wee hours of Saturday morning, bringing the 52nd running of the Iditarod to a close at 2:22 a.m. Reid finished the race in 12 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes.
Just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, Nome’s siren sounded for the final time of the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
RIGHT TO LEFT–Graduates make the symbolic move of their tassels from right to left, signifying completion of their degree. The commencement for the University of Alaska Northwest Campus took place at Old St. Joe’s on May 9.
ADDRESSING THE CROWD— Village of Solomon president Kirsten Timbers addresses the crowd at the Nome Rec Center.
HOMEPLATE APARTMENTS— The entrance to the apartment building is bright and welcoming.
PORT OF NOME— The Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting bids for the Port of Nome expansion.
NERVES OF STEEL—Nome Nanook Orson Hoogendorn moves the ball into the danger zone with less than 10 seconds to play in last Saturday’s State Championship game against Mt. Edgecumbe. With just two seconds left he delivered a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to put the Nanooks into the lead and cinch the state title for 2024
RED LANTERN — Rookie musher Jeff Reid arrived in 29th place under the Burled Arch in the wee hours of Saturday morning, bringing the 52nd running of the Iditarod to a close at 2:22 a.m. Reid finished the race in 12 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes.
GOOD BYE— Port commissioners (left to right) Gay Sheffield, Charlie Lean, Jim West Jr., port user Adem Bockmann, port commissioners Derek McLarty, Drew McCann, Russell Rowe and Harbor Master Lucas Stotts bid farewell to retiring port project manager Joy Baker, center.
A draft of the Port of Nome’s Strategic Development Plan Update–Phase A was discussed by the Port Commission in a work session last month. With a goal to prepare Nome for the future, the plan aims to lay out a 20-year vision establishing short-, mid...
SALUTATORIAN–Class of 2024 Salutatorian Iryna Kadatska snaps a selfie with Nome-Beltz Principal Teriscovkya Smith after being honored at the May 14 school board meeting.
The school board convened for their regular session last Tuesday to discuss 2025 funding proposed in the Alaska Legislature’s capital budget, last minute cancellation of a track meet trip and a staffing update for the upcoming school year.   Nome-...
WHALE SURVEY— The International Whaling Commission's POWER survey will sail across the southern Chukchi Sea and eastern Bering Sea this summer to check on large baleen populations.
Two surveys this summer will crisscross the region’s seas by air and ship to check on the populations of various whale species. Beginning in June, the latest aerial survey of beluga whales will take place over Norton Sound and the Yukon River Delta...
The tribal governments of Unalakleet and Elim have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service and its administrator for not complying with its own rules when awarding grants worth nearly $70 million to...
ETIRING— Joy Baker, right, pictured with Nome Mayor John Handeland, left, and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Commander Capt. Christopher Culpepper last September, is going to retire on May 24, after many years in service to the Port of Nome.
The City of Nome is still on the hunt for a qualified candidate to take on the role of port director. Joy Baker retired from her longtime position as port director a year ago. She has, however, stayed on with the City as a project manager for the...
RIGHT TO LEFT–Graduates make the symbolic move of their tassels from right to left, signifying completion of their degree. The commencement for the University of Alaska Northwest Campus took place at Old St. Joe’s on May 9.
It was all Pomp & Circumstance in Old St. Joes last Thursday night, May 9, as family and friends gathered for the University of Alaska Northwest Campus graduation ceremony. Eleven of the 33 graduates were present to receive degrees and...
ADDRESSING THE CROWD— Village of Solomon president Kirsten Timbers addresses the crowd at the Nome Rec Center.
More than 100 children and adults marched from Nome’s City Hall to the Rec Center chanting “No more stolen sisters!” on Sunday, May 5, nationally recognized as an awareness day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons, or MMIP. Demonstrators...
HOMEPLATE APARTMENTS— The entrance to the apartment building is bright and welcoming.
HomePlate Apartments, a project to house those experiencing chronic homelessness in Nome, welcomed its last tenant on April 14, a milestone marking the full occupancy of all 15 units. The project is managed by Nome Community Center, or NCC, and was...
ROALD AMUNDSEN— The Cruise ship Roald Amundsen is docked at the Nome Port.
On June 21, the day of the summer solstice, Nome will welcome passengers from the biggest cruise ship to visit this region to date. The Westerdam, a ship owned by the cruise company Holland America, can hold up to 1,900 passengers and 800 crew,...

Obituaries

Sept. 25, 1956 - May 10, 2024
Michael “Mike” David Webber, 67, of Solon, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics after a brief illness. His loss is unexpected, and his family...

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SALUTATORIAN–Class of 2024 Salutatorian Iryna Kadatska snaps a selfie with Nome-Beltz Principal Teriscovkya Smith after being honored at the May 14 school board meeting.

The school board convened for their regular session last Tuesday to discuss 2025 funding proposed in the Alaska Legislature’s capital budget, last minute cancellation of a track meet trip and a sta

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