FOUND DEAD — This male walrus calf was one of two that washed up dead on the beaches of Nome last week. Gay Sheffield with UAF Alaska Sea Grant prepares the calf to be sent to the North Slope Borough Dept. of Wildlife Management for a full examination of its condition and to learn the cause of death. If you see unusual conditions or death in marine wildlife, please contact Brandon Ahmasuk (Kawerak) 443-4265 or Gay Sheffield 434-1149.
In Nome and the region reports of seal pups and walrus calves hauled out on beaches are piling up at an unprecedented rate. 
CONGRATULATIONS — Josie Styles, right, smiles for the camera along with her daughter Kallie King and granddaughter Mary Lou during the UAF Northwest Campus Commencement Ceremony held at Old St. Joe's on Thursday, May 9. Kallie King received her pre-nursing certificate.
Graduates from Kawerak’s GED program all the way up to a University of Alaska PhD recipient gathered at Old St. Joe’s Thursday evening to celebrate the fruits of their hard work.
RETURN — Back at the port following a hunt in difficult weather, the crew pushes the boat up the ice to the trailer. They are Ben Apassingok, Lonnie Booshu, Joe Cross III and David Booshu.
The appearance of walrus on the ice off Nome added some excitement to the onset of spring. People were lining up on the beach on Friday morning, glassing for the walruses that could be heard and seen resting on the edge of the broken up sea ice.
HALL OF FAME –– Vera Metcalf was inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.
Vera Metcalf has been inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, an organization honoring Alaskan women who have made a significant contribution influencing the culture of Alaska.
FIRST RESPONSE –– A Nome ambulance responds to the NEST shelter to take care of a man who'd fallen and was bleeding. The Nome Emergency Shelter Team, NEST for short, offers shelter at night from November through April. This week, it closed for the season.
Nome’s NEST shelter closed Wednesday morning, May 1. The temperature is climbing above freezing but plenty of snow remains and the wind can be bitterly cold.
POET –– Carrie Ayaġaduk Ojanen read from her book "Roughly for the North" at Katirvik Saturday
Attendees gathered last Saturday at the Katirvik Cultural Center alongside Inupiat poet Carrie Ayaġaduk Ojanen, author of “Roughly for the North,” for a two-hour poetry workshop led by Ojanen followed by a free poetry reading and book-signing even
FOUND DEAD — This male walrus calf was one of two that washed up dead on the beaches of Nome last week. Gay Sheffield with UAF Alaska Sea Grant prepares the calf to be sent to the North Slope Borough Dept. of Wildlife Management for a full examination of its condition and to learn the cause of death. If you see unusual conditions or death in marine wildlife, please contact Brandon Ahmasuk (Kawerak) 443-4265 or Gay Sheffield 434-1149.
CONGRATULATIONS — Josie Styles, right, smiles for the camera along with her daughter Kallie King and granddaughter Mary Lou during the UAF Northwest Campus Commencement Ceremony held at Old St. Joe's on Thursday, May 9. Kallie King received her pre-nursing certificate.
RETURN — Back at the port following a hunt in difficult weather, the crew pushes the boat up the ice to the trailer. They are Ben Apassingok, Lonnie Booshu, Joe Cross III and David Booshu.
HALL OF FAME –– Vera Metcalf was inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.
FIRST RESPONSE –– A Nome ambulance responds to the NEST shelter to take care of a man who'd fallen and was bleeding. The Nome Emergency Shelter Team, NEST for short, offers shelter at night from November through April. This week, it closed for the season.
POET –– Carrie Ayaġaduk Ojanen read from her book "Roughly for the North" at Katirvik Saturday
The Nome Common Council and proponents of an advisory group concerning community policing, public safety and health, reached a working agreement Monday night after months of tweaking and discussion on the measure. The Council unanimously adopted the...
FOUND DEAD — This male walrus calf was one of two that washed up dead on the beaches of Nome last week. Gay Sheffield with UAF Alaska Sea Grant prepares the calf to be sent to the North Slope Borough Dept. of Wildlife Management for a full examination of its condition and to learn the cause of death. If you see unusual conditions or death in marine wildlife, please contact Brandon Ahmasuk (Kawerak) 443-4265 or Gay Sheffield 434-1149.
In Nome and the region reports of seal pups and walrus calves hauled out on beaches are piling up at an unprecedented rate.  UAF Alaska Sea Grant agent Gay Sheffield reported that Nome residents alerted her of 12 marine mammals found on beaches this...
CONGRATULATIONS — Josie Styles, right, smiles for the camera along with her daughter Kallie King and granddaughter Mary Lou during the UAF Northwest Campus Commencement Ceremony held at Old St. Joe's on Thursday, May 9. Kallie King received her pre-nursing certificate.
Graduates from Kawerak’s GED program all the way up to a University of Alaska PhD recipient gathered at Old St. Joe’s Thursday evening to celebrate the fruits of their hard work. “We have them all here tonight,” said Bob Metcalf, Director of the...
Last week, Kawerak welcomed 79 attendees representing businesses and organizations across the Bering Strait region and throughout the state for the Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit. The event took place May 7-9 at Nome’s Mini Recreation Center...
The Nome Common Council will once again take up a final vote May 13 on a law setting up a community representative Public Safety Commission. The measure has been delayed over several meetings to allow more discussion on tweaking to get it right and...
RETURN — Back at the port following a hunt in difficult weather, the crew pushes the boat up the ice to the trailer. They are Ben Apassingok, Lonnie Booshu, Joe Cross III and David Booshu.
The appearance of walrus on the ice off Nome added some excitement to the onset of spring. People were lining up on the beach on Friday morning, glassing for the walruses that could be heard and seen resting on the edge of the broken up sea ice. The...
HALL OF FAME –– Vera Metcalf was inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.
Vera Metcalf has been inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, an organization honoring Alaskan women who have made a significant contribution influencing the culture of Alaska. Many fields of endeavor are included. Arts, athletics, education...
Spring melt is officially here. Dormant viruses are warming up and thawing out, so it may be a good time for a refresher about vaccinations. There are three main vaccines regularly offered in Nome that protect against the most easily contractible,...
The Nome Common Council and City administration are penciling on next year’s budget to avoid a raise in the property tax mill rate from last year’s 11 mills to around 15 mills to meet the cost of city services in the coming spending year....

Obituaries

Joyce Elaine Peterson Galleher
Joyce Elaine Peterson Galleher headed for “heaven’s blueberry patch” on March 29, 2019 surrounded with love.  She left this world a much better place. AMAZING: Joyce radiated...

Education

CONGRATULATIONS — Josie Styles, right, smiles for the camera along with her daughter Kallie King and granddaughter Mary Lou during the UAF Northwest Campus Commencement Ceremony held at Old St. Joe's on Thursday, May 9. Kallie King received her pre-nursing certificate.

Graduates from Kawerak’s GED program all the way up to a University of Alaska PhD recipient gathered at Old St. Joe’s Thursday evening to celebrate the fruits of their hard work.

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