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.
TESTIMONY — Melanie Bahnke speaks during a public meeting with BLM on protections for D-1 lands on Thursday, February 1 at the Mini Convention Center in Nome.
Indigenous residents of the Bering Strait region who attended a meeting with the U.S.
READY TO RACE — Nome snowmachine racer Mike Morgan, right, and his new Iron Dog teammate Bradley Kishbaugh are getting ready for the 2,500-mile trek that begins later this month.
Snowmachine racer Mike Morgan was in a garage in Nome last Thursday afternoon prepping for a training run up to Kotzebue and down to Unalakleet.
BERING AIR — Russell Rowe of Bering Air stands inside the airline’s original hangar in Nome.
By Megan Gannon Flyers coming in and out of the Nome Airport over the last few years may have noticed some big changes happening at Bering Air.
CLOSING IN — Nils Hahn, the first-place finisher, nears the end the of the race.
Three sled dog teams braved the cold temperatures this weekend to compete in the Nome Kennel Club’s first race of the season.
INNER NOME AREA— The dashed line marks the boundary of the Inner Nome Area which is currently under a weapon restriction for the  TX 095 musk ox hunt.
Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game made the case to the Nome Common Council during a work session on Monday to remove weapon restrictions for musk ox hunting in the Inner Nome Area.
BUTTERCUP — A conservation group is arguing that the Alaskan glacier buttercup, or Ranunculus glacialis ssp. alaskensis deserves federal protection.
TESTIMONY — Melanie Bahnke speaks during a public meeting with BLM on protections for D-1 lands on Thursday, February 1 at the Mini Convention Center in Nome.
READY TO RACE — Nome snowmachine racer Mike Morgan, right, and his new Iron Dog teammate Bradley Kishbaugh are getting ready for the 2,500-mile trek that begins later this month.
BERING AIR — Russell Rowe of Bering Air stands inside the airline’s original hangar in Nome.
CLOSING IN — Nils Hahn, the first-place finisher, nears the end the of the race.
INNER NOME AREA— The dashed line marks the boundary of the Inner Nome Area which is currently under a weapon restriction for the  TX 095 musk ox hunt.
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 Burke Jr. and to allow his participation in the 2024...
Wilma J. Amaktoolik and Casey E. Menadelook are proud to announce the birth of their son Fletcher Cole Menadelook, on February 2, 2024 at 7:27 p.m. at Norton Sound Regional Hospital. The baby weighed 7 lbs 5oz and was 20.5 inches in length. Siblings...
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 the future of water and sewer in Nome. Community...
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 effect on international relations, including...
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 Nome Police Department. Crockett has worked at 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 beneficial for everyone, specifically to the downtown...
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 surface trawl survey. Jim Murphy, a research biologist...
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 January 8, 2020 in Nome. In a two-and-a-half hour...
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 Service to list the Alaskan glacier buttercup (...

Obituaries

Olaf William Walters
Olaf (aka “Oly” or “Bud”) William Walters, age 62, passed away January 17, 2024 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, AK.  He was born December 5, 1961 in...

Education

As education funding emerged front and center in the beginning of the 33rd Legislative session in Juneau, Nome Public Schools’ board of directors is grappling with the state-induced funding shortfa

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