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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened a public comment period on yet another proposal by IPOP LLC to mine for gold at Bonanza Channel. This time, IPOP proposes to conduct a ‘case study’ while...
Since last Wednesday there have been four new COVID-19 cases identified in Nome, bringing the number of active cases to five in the region. All patients are located in Nome. On Wednesday, April 14, a...
In a regular meeting on Monday, the Nome Common Council passed in first reading two ordinances that would amend current ordinances dealing with elections. One change seeks to extend the time when...
Norton Sound Health Corporation identified four new cases of COVID-19 in the region this week, all of which were in Nome. As of Monday, there were five active cases in the region. The first new case...
Last week, Norton Sound Health Corporation immunized another 2.3 percent of the region’s population against COVID-19. The regional vaccination rate is now 56 percent and has been increasing by just...
GIANT CONTAINERSHIP— Last week, the Finnish engineering company Aker Arctic announced their new icebreaking container ship, shown in this digital rendering. The ship is specially designed to transit the Northern Sea Route without icebreaker assistance.
Last week, Egyptian crews finally freed the 1,300-foot cargo freighter Ever Given after it was stuck for six days in the Suez Canal, grinding much of international commerce to a halt. A week after it...
The Nome, Bering Strait and Norton Sound region saw four new cases of COVID-19 this week, all of them in Nome. As of Tuesday, there are five active cases in Nome and none in regional villages. The...
HEAPS OF SNOW— The city's snowdump fills up with lots of snow removed from Nome's streets.
For four years in row now, March has failed to deliver glorious weather for spring outings, safe travels and happy hunting. Instead, March has come to be synonymous with dangerous weather...
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out in Nome, the Bering Strait and Norton Sound region, the number of people choosing to take them has started to level off. For the past weeks, the regional...

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