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UPDATE: On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 12:42 p.m. Nome Search and Rescue Volunteers located the body of Serhii Denysenko, 56, on the beach near Darby Creek, west of Cape Nome. The ship wreck site was on the...
ON THE FRONT LINES— Dr. Cristina Peñon, right, consults with CHA-II Camille Katcheak, left, before donning full personal protective equipment to interview a positive COVID-19 patient in Stebbins.
Last Tuesday, October 6, twelve residents of Stebbins tested positive for COVID-19, sparking fears of another major spike in cases on the scale of the Gambell outbreak that started a few weeks ago....
Eight new COVID-19 cases have been detected in connection with the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region in the last week, bringing the total number of regional cases up to 115. While the Gambell...
Florence Okpealuk has been missing since August 30. She was last seen at West Beach in Nome.
After nearly a month and a half with no sign of 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk, a group of independent searchers turned to a new tactic. Over the weekend, from October 9 through 11, three search and...
TAG— A Russian buoy marker and fishing tag were found near Wales on  September 21. Aside from the marker, there were also plastic milk drink bottles, water bottles, air freshener cans and toilet bowl cleaner bottles found.
Regional residents across the Bering Strait/Norton Sound have continued to report unusual amounts of foreign trash washing up on their beaches in what seems to be a continuation of the debris pulse...
OFFICE SPACE – With the construction done and the move to its new facilities complete, the Nome Superior Court is up and running. Superior Court Judge Romano DiBenedetto is shown here working in his new office.
The Nome Trial Court has moved into new quarters in the old hospital at 506 W. 5th Ave. The remodeling of the space occupied by the court is nearly complete. “We’re mostly moved in but there are...
John Handeland won the race for mayor of Nome to fill the remainder of the two-year term, started by the late Mayor Richard Beneville.
As a fall storm started to brew outside, inside Old St. Joe’s the election judges, the Nome City Clerk and his deputy were at hand to announce the unofficial, preliminary 2020 municipal election...
The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region saw 27 new COVID-19 cases this week, 12 were identified in Stebbins,  12 were in Gambell and two in Nome and a regional resident traveling outside of the region...
The past few weeks’ COVID-19 outbreak in Gambell has been the most severe cluster of cases the region has seen since the start of the pandemic. With 31 confirmed COVID-19 positive patients and...
THE LONG ROAD—Carol Seppilu and Tim LeMaire run the long and lonesome road from Council on their way to Nome on Sept. 26.
Last weekend, Nome runner Carol Seppilu has completed the third of her long, long runs to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Saturday morning around nine o’clock she completed the 90-mile...

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