IRON DOG WINNERS— Team 20, Scott Faeo and Eric Quam, were the first to lead the Iron Dog race into Nome on Tuesday evening, and ultimately won the 2,000-mile snowmobile race across Alaska on Saturday in Fairbanks. See story on page 9.
Photo by Keith Conger
SENIOR NIGHT— Lady Nanooks senior Lacy Erickson works against Kyley Katchatag of the Unalakleet Wolfpack on Friday night at the Nome-Beltz gym. Erickson, along with senior members of the cheerleading squad and Pep Band, were honored in a pre-game ceremony. See story on page 8.
Nome Nugget file photo
PORT OF NOME— A joint Army Corps of Engineers and DOT study finds the Port of Nome suitable for possible future expansion.
The Nome Common Council has pushed back action on an ordinance to regulate use of marijuana within Nome’s city limits.
Survey sheds light on sexual violence against women
By Diana Haecker
A recently released survey conducted in the Nome Census area, including the 15 communities in the Norton Sound and Bering Strait region, as well as Nome, found that 51 out of 100 women have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime.
Nome deep-draft port expansion could happen in 2020
By Sandra L. Medearis
Nome residents roasting hotdogs on the golden sands of gold rush Nome on Middle Beach could see larger ships docking at an extended Port of Nome Causeway within five years, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predictions.