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The NSEDC will not be buying red king crab this year.
The Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors voted Feb. 6 to not buy red king crab for both the winter and summer seasons of 2020. The board also voted to urge the Alaska...
Nome Planning Commission during their meeting last week.
The Nome Planning Commission met Feb. 4 and received an update on efforts to fill two critical city positions, which have been vacant. “The police chief’s deadline for resumés is closed,” said City...
The large-scale die off of gray whales, walrus and certain seabirds has alarmed residents of northwest Alaska as well as the scientists who study those creatures. The scientists use the term “...
A second round of advertising to fill the position of Nome Police Chief has produced more applicants for the job and the City of Nome administration is in the process to move into the interview phase...
INNOVATIVE – Janice Wilson operates an innovative communal living facility called Kugzruk Kommons in Nome.
A former Baptist Church with a lot of rooms is now a residence for people attracted to communal living and reasonable rent. Kugzruk Kommons is the creation of Janice Wilson, who grew up with nine...
Richard Beneville during the Fourth of July Festivities in Nome, 2019.
Nome Mayor Richard Beneville suffered a mild stroke on Sunday, January 19 at his home in Nome. In an interview with The Nome Nugget by phone on Feb. 4, he reported that he is doing fine and...
Carl Emmons ordered auto parts from an online retailer based in Wisconsin like he’s done for the past ten years. But this time  Emmons got a reply stating: “We cannot ship to this address because it...
PUBLIC COMMENT— Acting Mayor Jerald Brown, left, City Clerk Bryant Hammond, City Manager Glenn Steckman, center, listen to Port Commissioner Derek McLarty at the podium.
In absence of Mayor Richard Beneville, Nome Councilman Jerald Brown led through last Monday’s regular Nome Common Council meeting that was preceded by a work session concerning FY 2019 audit results...
A new virus has emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has put the world’s medical providers on high alert. A worldwide effort to contain the potentially deadly virus is in motion. “We need to...
MEETING— The Board of Game met in Nome on January 16-20, at the Mini Convention Center. Here, the board listens to ADF&G area biologist Bill Dunker.
In the first order of business, the state Board of Game chose Ted Spraker of Soldotna for another term as chairman, and then Stosh Hoffman of Bethel as vice chair. The panel of seven poured over 43...

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