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DEFENDER— Wales’ Clyde Oxereok launches the Defender ROV into the Nome small boat harbor as Walter Ozenna of Diomede looks on, during a training session on Wednesday, June 12. SAR volunteers were trained for several days last week to use the newly purchased equipment by NSEDC to assist in search and rescue operations regionwide.
A dozen search and rescue volunteers from around the Seward Peninsula spent three days in Nome learning to operate the region’s new Defender, a remotely operated vehicle. The underwater drone uses...
FIRST DOCUMENTED— A red squirrel made it to Nome and onto the James family's porch. It is the first documented red squirrel this far northwest in Alaska.
When young Jack James looked out the window of his home at Anvil Mountain on June 7, he saw a red squirrel. It’s quite remarkable that Jack recognized it as such, as the species doesn’t exactly live...
SMOKY— This satellite image taken on Sunday shows smoke-filled skies over much of the Seward Peninsula
A large fire burning 28 miles northeast of Koyuk has filled the air of Nome with smoke. The North River Fire grew to 32,500 acres as of Monday afternoon, is burning tundra and stands of black spruce...
TINSEL—John Earthman brought Tinsel, the gyrfalcon he has kept for 20 years as a friend and hunter, to a session of Strait Science.
Did you know that gyrfalcons, avian predators and the world’s largest falcons, keep the same mate year after year, but sometimes borrow other birds’ nests? Michael Henderson and Devin Johnson shared...
The Nome Common Council postponed consideration of the City’s seven budget divisions for lack of sufficient notice in the newspaper. Nevertheless, the Council worked on issues important to several...
The Historic Planning Commission held a public meeting on June 5 to discuss the Historic Preservation Plan.
With the recent creation of the Nome Historic Preservation Commission — placed within the existing Nome Planning Commission — Nomeites are now called upon to define historical and cultural sites,...
The Nome Common Council approached the end of a 30-step calendar on 2020 budget planning at its meeting May 30. The panel of six voted into first reading a general fund budget based on 13 mills, a...
LAWN TRIMMERS – Four musk ox, startled by the arrival of the home owner in a pickup, bolt from the lawn they’ve been nibbling at on the Teller Highway near Icy View.
Springtime brings green grass and tender shoots and not far behind are the herbivores that eat those good green things. One of those herbivores is the musk ox, a survivor from Pleistocene, the last...
OPTICS – Four British birders armed to the teeth with high-powered optics enjoy the fauna along the Council Road Saturday.
The lure of exotic birds in a variety of forms draws bird watchers from Alaska’s cities as well as enthusiasts from around the globe to Nome for the promise of a sighting, no matter how fleeting, of...
SUMMIT – Wilson, left, and Oliver Hoogendorn were the first climbers to reach the summit of Denali in the 2019 climbing season.
Two young men from Nome were the first to summit North America’s highest peak in the 2019 climbing season. Brothers Wilson and Oliver Hoogendorn, ages 20 and 21 respectively, reached the summit of...

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