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DRUG BUSINESS—FBI Supervisory Special Agent Kurt Ormberg explains to citizens of Nome where the drugs are coming from. The ultimate source of nearly all illegal drugs in North America, including opiates like heroin, source from large drug cartels in Mexico. Ormberg explained that these drug cartels are “Just like FedEx.” They are a business, only concerned with shipping, distributing and securing profits
On Thursday, September 22, community members, health professionals and officials from the local to federal level gathered in Trigg Hall at the Nome Eskimo Community building for the same purpose: to...
The fuel surcharge on utility bills has dropped by 3.25 percent. Nome Joint Utilities System adds this per kilowatt charge to the customer’s monthly electrical power usage. The reduction, effective...
LOOKING FOR A NEW NATIVE PARTNER— With the loss of the Alaska Nanuuq Commission due to financial instability, the USFWS currently seeks a new co-management partner.
The federal agency managing polar bears in the U.S. Arctic is looking for a new co-management partner to replace the Alaska Nanuuq Commission. According to a letter sent out by the U.S. Fish and...
A former Bering Strait School District employee who worked in Wales and Koyuk was arrested last week and charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a minor, class B felonies, and three counts of...
MEMORABILIA—The Richard Foster family donated many items for display at the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum which resides in a building named after the late Alaska state representative.
The Nome Museum and Library Commission has undertaken to open the Richard Foster Building with a flourish. The facility at the end of Steadman Street contains the Kegoaya Kozga Library, the Carrie M...
HARVESTING— Dan Martinson, Anahma Shannon and Tasha Lee harvested the first crops at Pilgrim Hot Springs on Friday, Sept. 16.
The snowcapped Kigluaik mountains towered over the still lush green grass and golden leaves clinging to cottonwood trees as a small group of three caretakers began their joyous task of harvesting the...
City hall was quiet on Tuesday afternoon, as the deadline to file for candidacy for several municipal boards and council seats approached.   By filing deadline at 5 o’clock, the folder containing...
The Nome Common Council Monday evening voted to change zoning around the old hospital to make the site at Fifth Avenue and Bering Street more attractive to prospective buyers. Late last month, Sen....
STOLEN AND CRASHED— The black city owned truck was stolen and crashed on mile 7 of the Beam Road.
City of Nome Police and the State Troopers are looking for a car thief or thieves who stole a City of Nome truck from City Manager Tom Moran’s driveway in the night between Monday night around 10 p.m...
People who went before the city planners seeking to use their property to suit themselves found smooth sailing in the panel’s Aug. 30 meeting. Some commissioners voiced a willingness to be flexible...

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