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INSTALLATION— Alaska Supreme Court Justice Craig Stowers administers the oath of office to Nome Superior Court Judge Romano DiBenedetto as Fairbanks Judge Matthew Christian and Second Judicial District Presiding Judge Paul Roetman look on, on Thursday, April 13 in the Nome Courthouse.
On Thursday, April 13 the main Nome courtroom gallery was filled with a large crowd to witness the installation of Romano DiBenedetto as Nome’s new Superior Court Judge. DiBenedetto was appointed to...
SCHOOL BUDGET DISCUSSION— Nome Mayor Richard Beneville along with Nome Public Schools Superintendent Shawn Arnold led the joint work session between the city council and the board of education on Wednesday, April 12 in Nome’s City Hall. The school board is preparing to ask the City for additional funding for FY18 to make up for their large budget deficit. The board has until the end of April to make their request of the City, and the City must give their final decision by the end of May.
On Wednesday, April 12 the Nome Public Schools Board of Education met with the Nome Common Council in a joint work session to discuss NPS’ current financial situation and their proposed fiscal year...
Nome Beltz Jr.Sr. High School
On Saturday, the Alaska House of Representatives passed the “Education Funding Act” that includes an income tax with the aim to set up a stable revenue stream in order to pay for the state’s...
The Nome Joint Utility System has prepared plans to lay pipe for sewer and water extensions and upgrades along eight or nine stretches of Nome’s streets.
 A draft list of priority capital...
Vickie Erickson
A standing-room-only crowd filed into City Hall Monday evening for a meeting that lasted three hours. 
School funding and a Nome Volunteer Ambulance Dept. contract with Norton Sound Health Corp. drew...
Last Thursday, visitors from Anchorage arrived in Nome to present a new outreach program called Help Me Grow, aimed at preventing adverse childhood experiences in Alaska. Help Me Grow is a nonprofit...
On March 24, a Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team investigator and Alaska State Troopers arrested Zachary Bourdon, 24, of Nome, charging him with 11 counts of misconduct involving a controlled...
NEW RECRUITS— Nome Police Chief John Papasodora administers the oath to new police officers at the Nome Common Council meeting on March 27. Pictured left to right are Ofc. Crystal Toolie, Community Service Officer Tom Paniataaq, Ofc. Casey Johnson, Ofc. Cordell Murray.
The Nome Common Council March 27 meeting opened business on Monday evening with a swearing-in ceremony of four new officers who have joined the Nome Police Dept. Police Chief John Papasodora...
DREDGING— The Snake River dredging project at the mouth to expand moorage capacity for smaller craft has begun this week.
Federal and state grant money has dwindled, but designs for Port of Nome improvements continue. When money comes, port administrators want to be ready.
 The planning process and progress at the...
Joar Leifseth Ulsom finishing in fourth place.
When Cindy Abbott arrived under the Burled Arch in Nome on Saturday at 2:47 p.m. after 12 days, 2 hours and 57 minutes on the trail, Iditarod 45 officially came to a record-breaking end. Abbott...

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