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DQ— Brent Sass won the Iditarod in 2022. He is shown here at the finish line, waving at Iditarod fans on Front Street in Nome.
Amidst a flurry of decisions dealing with two mushers accused of running afoul of a personal conduct rule, the Iditarod Trail Committee on Thursday night disqualified musher Brent Sass from this year...
STRAIT SCIENCE — Franz Mueter gave a Strait Science lecture to talk about the potential fisheries moving northward as the climate changes. The graph here shows how the density of fish in the Bering Sea general declines as one goes further north. But under warm conditions, such as the region saw in 2018-2019, fish density is relatively uniform across the Bering Sea.
Sea ice loss, warming waters and the northward expansion of fish species like pollock are all contributing to a pattern in the Bering Strait region known as “borealization.” That means the Arctic...
WATER AND SEWER— Utility Manager Ken Morton presents on the future of Nome’s water and sewer facilities at the Mini Convention Center February 13.
Nome Joint Utility held a kickoff meeting for the water and sewer master plan update last Tuesday in the Mini Convention Center. The community was invited to share their thoughts and questions about...
This week marks two years since Russia’s major escalation in its conflict with Ukraine. In addition to the devastating losses of life and the displacement of millions, the conflict has had a chilling...
Update on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024: The ITC issued a press release on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at 12:42 pm that additional information was provided to the board, prompting it to reinstate musher Eddie...
The Nome Common Council approved contracts for the new Nome Chief of Police William Crockett and HR director Cynthia Gray.
Bringing the months-long search for a new police chief to an end, the Nome Common Council last Monday approved an employment agreement with William Crockett to take the position at the helm of the...
NEW COMMISIONER- Adam Lust is sworn in to the Planning Commission during their regular February 6 meeting by Deputy City Clerk Jeremy Jacobson.
Last Tuesday the Nome Planning Commission swore in new member Adam Lust at the start of their regular meeting. “I’m looking forward to learning a lot and coming up with good solutions that are...
STRAIT SCIENCE — Jim Murphy presents the results of the latest northern Bering Sea surface trawl survey.
The northern Bering Sea is still rebounding from a warm period four years ago, and juvenile Chinook and chum salmon stocks are still low in that ecosystem, according to the results of a recent...
Tyler Shold, 31, was sentenced on Tuesday to 40 years incarceration, with 15 years suspended, 25 years to serve and 10 years probation for murdering his girlfriend, 24-year-old Anna Matoomealook, on...
BUTTERCUP — A conservation group is arguing that the Alaskan glacier buttercup, or Ranunculus glacialis ssp. alaskensis deserves federal protection.
A conservation nonprofit has petitioned the federal government to protect a rare flower only found in the Kigluaik Mountains. The Center for Biological Diversity has asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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