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August 27, 2015

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FALL STORM— The first fall storm began hitting the shores of Norton Sound and the Seward Peninsula on Monday. A gold mining jackup rig weathered the storm at West Beach.
Photo by Angela Hansen
NOME MADE— Kim Knudsen, author of the cookbook “Nomemade”, agrees that in her garden “Nome grown tastes better” Knudsen’s garden was one stop on last Sunday’s Garden Tour. See story on page 8/9.
Photo by Diana Haecker
READY FOR SCHOOL— First grader Izaya Longley enjoyed his first day of school on Monday, August 24, at the Nome Elementary School.


Council: Imported pot in, utility rates up
By Sandra L. Medearis
About 15 people attended Nome Common Council’s regular meeting on Monday evening, an unusually high number to participate in the panel’s open meetings. The attendance was due to public hearings and final votes on some apparently red button topics on the agenda: Marijuana regulations, a noise ordinance, firearms law and a utility rate hike.

Fall storm signals end of summer
By Sandra L. Medearis
An early fall storm lit into the Seward Peninsula coastal areas Monday and was still sloshing rain expected to soak the fall colors off the tundra continuing through Wednesday.

Savoonga man found guilty of rape, assault
By Diana Haecker
A party held at Calvin Akeya’s home in Savoonga in March 2014 went terribly wrong for two women – one adult and a minor - whose lives were changed that night. Last week, Akeya, 47, stood trial of raping one woman that night and of reacting violently when a minor confronted him about what he had done. Akeya was charged with eleven counts of sexual assault in the first and second degree, of assault in the third degree and of several charges relating to producing homebrew in a dry community and furnishing alcohol and marijuana to minors.



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