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The tribal governments of Unalakleet and Elim have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service and its administrator for not complying with its own rules when...
ETIRING— Joy Baker, right, pictured with Nome Mayor John Handeland, left, and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Commander Capt. Christopher Culpepper last September, is going to retire on May 24, after many years in service to the Port of Nome.
The City of Nome is still on the hunt for a qualified candidate to take on the role of port director. Joy Baker retired from her longtime position as port director a year ago. She has, however,...
ADDRESSING THE CROWD— Village of Solomon president Kirsten Timbers addresses the crowd at the Nome Rec Center.
More than 100 children and adults marched from Nome’s City Hall to the Rec Center chanting “No more stolen sisters!” on Sunday, May 5, nationally recognized as an awareness day for Missing and...
HOMEPLATE APARTMENTS— The entrance to the apartment building is bright and welcoming.
HomePlate Apartments, a project to house those experiencing chronic homelessness in Nome, welcomed its last tenant on April 14, a milestone marking the full occupancy of all 15 units. The project is...
ROALD AMUNDSEN— The Cruise ship Roald Amundsen is docked at the Nome Port.
On June 21, the day of the summer solstice, Nome will welcome passengers from the biggest cruise ship to visit this region to date. The Westerdam, a ship owned by the cruise company Holland America...
MEETING— G1 Senior Vice President of Mining Mike Shaffner provides updates of Graphite One mining plans  during the Monday, April 22 meeting at Old St. Joe’s in Nome.
Graphite One is on track to complete the feasibility study by the December 2024 deadline allowing the company to get financing for the project so they can begin applying for permits, which is when...
Another Quintillion fiber optic cable cut caused an internet and cell outage, lasting about 12 hours between midnight and noon on Tuesday, in northwest Alaska.   The cause? Quintillion CEO George...
Bonanza Channel
Six local entities have signed a joint letter calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to overrule a “flawed” decision to award a mining permit to IPOP. The Nevada-based company was just given...
CHUM STOCKS — This map shows the distribution of different chum stocks sampled in the Gulf of Alaska in the winter of 2022. Stocks from Japan (represented in light blue) and Russia (shown in pink) tended to be found in the western portion of the gulf. Western Alaska stocks (shown in dark blue) were found across a wide swath of the southern Gulf of Alaska, said researcher Ed Farley.
Winter is known to be an important part of the Pacific salmon life cycle—and a critical period for their survival. Scientists believe that a third of all Pacific salmon, including Western Alaska...
PORT OF NOME— The Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting bids for the Port of Nome expansion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now soliciting bids for phase one of the massive project to increase dock space and accommodate larger vessels at the Port of Nome. The request for proposals was...

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