Lisa Murkowski attended a special Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, April 18.
By Diana Haecker The Nome Common Council convened for a special meeting on Monday, April 18 to welcome Senator Lisa Murkowski to town and discuss the city’s federal priorities.
VISITOR—Senator Lisa Murkowski poses at the Banner Ridge Wind Farm with, from left, Nome’s Washington D.C. lobbyist Jay Sterne, Mayor John Handeland, Derek McLarty and Ken Morton.
By Peter Loewi U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was in town on Monday and Tuesday this week to talk about the work she has been doing in Washington D.C. and to hear from Nome about the work going on here.
SHAKTOOLIK CHECKERS— Lynn Takak and Iditarod Checker Gary Bekoalok wait for Iditarod teams to arrive in Shaktoolik on Sunday, March 13.
By RB Smith     Fierce winds and drifting snow greeted mushers as they came into Shaktoolik last Sunday, March 13, forcing many to hunker down for the night and crowd into the small checkpoint.
Lisa Murkowski attended a special Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, April 18.
VISITOR—Senator Lisa Murkowski poses at the Banner Ridge Wind Farm with, from left, Nome’s Washington D.C. lobbyist Jay Sterne, Mayor John Handeland, Derek McLarty and Ken Morton.
AWESOME DAWSON—Dawson Schaeffer hit this 15-foot runner to put Nome ahead for good with 18 seconds left in the championship game against Grace Christian.  The Nome-Beltz Nanooks went on to become the 2022 3A Boys Basketball state champions.
UNALAKLEET CHECKPOINT—The sun sets over the Unalakleet checkpoint of the Iditarod, illuminating the Nulato Hills.
SHAKTOOLIK CHECKERS— Lynn Takak and Iditarod Checker Gary Bekoalok wait for Iditarod teams to arrive in Shaktoolik on Sunday, March 13.
50 YEARS OF IDITAROD— Aaron Burmeister of Nome leaves the start line during the ceremonial start in Anchorage, on Saturday, March 5.
By Diana Haecker Last week, Nome Police arrested and charged Isaac Ozenna Sr., 74, of Nome with 31 counts of sexual abuse of minors and coercion, for alleged sexual assaults children, going back more than 30 years, involving six victims. A grand...
By Peter Loewi COVID-19 cases in the Nome, Bering Strait and Norton Sound region remain low, but nationally, cases continue to rise. There are six active cases in the region: two cases in Nome, two cases in White Mountain, one case in Brevig...
By Diana Haecker Nome Common Council members sitting as the Board of Equalization on Tuesday denied Norton Sound Health Corporation’s appeal of the City Clerk’s ruling that six of NSHC’s properties should be not exempt from the city’s property tax...
The Switch-Up 2022— Reversing their roles on the ball field, cheerleaders played basketball and ball players cheered. Pictured are in the back row: Hana Callahan, Taylor Gorn, Ayla Knodel, Kaitlyn Johnson, Raina McRae, Paris Hebel, Finn Gregg, Jade Greene, Richard Cross, Dawson Schaeffer, Caden Hanebuth (and little brother), Karis Evans, Kamailee Walters, Addison Knudsen, Avery Immingan, Lauren Kingstrom, AwaLuk Nichols. Front Row: Iryna Kadatska, Cameron Minix, Asa Hukill, Brenna Scholten, Sophia Marble, A
By Rebekah Albertson On Thursday, May 5, the Lady Nanook basketball and cheer team reprised the switch-up game first introduced in 2016.  The varsity basketball players suited up in cheer uniforms to test their coordination, and the cheer team put...
By Peter Loewi The community came out on Saturday, April 30 to celebrate the Nome-Beltz High School Boys Basketball’s state championship win at the Rec Center, but in the process, ended up celebrating a lot more. This year, Nome had state...
By Peter Loewi The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reported over the weekend that the first case of a highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in Alaska. State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Gerlach said in a press release that...
By Peter Loewi COVID-19 infections in Alaska appear to have hit a low plateau and risen slightly —15 percent by New York Times statistics— in the last two weeks, just as cases in this region drop into “Medium” community level. There are currently...
Nome-Beltz students learn about kalo cultivation at the Ka'ala farm on Oahu.
Sixteen Nome-Beltz students – 14 seniors and two juniors – traveled to Hawaii last month to learn the ways in which their counterparts on Oahu live and perpetuate their Native culture. The exchange is part of a three-year program called TASK,...
CELEBRATION— Over 100 people came out Wednesday, April 27 to dance, drum, or just watch at the St. Michael community gym. The event marked the end of a RurAL CAP workshop with acclaimed Yupik artist Aassanaaq “Ossie” Kairaiuak.
By Peter Loewi At a break between songs, Elder Virginia Tom stood up in the St. Michael community gym and praised the young drummers and dancers. “They’re determined and willing to learn,” she said. Tom explained that the songs performed are from...

Obituaries

Henry Ivanoff Sr. “Chalaavaluq” was born Feb. 20, 1944 to Ralph Ivanoff and Laura Moses in Nome, Alaska. The eldest of 13 children, he grew up in St. Michael and Unalakleet. Henry and...

Education

Nome-Beltz students learn about kalo cultivation at the Ka'ala farm on Oahu.

Sixteen Nome-Beltz students – 14 seniors and two juniors – traveled to Hawaii last month to learn the ways in which their counterparts on Oahu live and perpetuate their Native culture.

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