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IN NOME— The federal Marine Mammal Commission consisting of commissioners Michael Tillman, Daryl Boness and Frances Gulland visited Nome this week for a listening session with the public, among other meetings.
Commissioners, scientific advisors and staff from the Marine Mammal Commission, MMC for short, visited Nome earlier this week. The purpose of the trip was to hear comments and concerns from local...
A third dock was added this summer to the Port of Nome causeway.
The mantle of public service rested heavy on most of the public’s Nome Common Council members evidenced by several rounds of bellyaching Monday evening, on behalf of the public. Still, councilman Lew...
Researchers with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration have released a report documenting for the first time detectable levels of harmful algal toxins in marine mammals from all...
Red King Crab
Due to the thin shore ice, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has not opened the commercial crabbing season yet. Per the regulation adopted during last year’s Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting,...
Fire victims of the Umiaq Apartment fire are suing the property owner and Kandie Allen
A family of arson victims has filed suit seeking a minimum of $100,000 in state Superior Court, Second District, against Bering Straits Native Corp. and Kandie Allen. The complaint stems from a fire...
Deputy Fire Marshal Jillian Roberts inspected the Richard Foster Building at 90 percent completion in December and found the new facility “good to go,” according to Greg Smith, City of Nome building...
The Nome Common Council took up several big-ticket money measures on the Jan. 25 regular meeting agenda. Other discussion covered benefit shares, fuel prices and a get-together in Orlando. The Nome...
MONGOLIAN DELEGATION–A group of 15 Mongolian officials visited Nome earlier this week to learn about how Alaskans deal with domestic violence. With the assistance of two translators, the delegation met with members of the Nome Social Justice Task Force and the Bering Sea Women’s Group boards.
A group of 15 Mongolian officials arrived in Nome earlier this week to learn how Alaskans address domestic violence. The delegation included law enforcement, medical and social workers as well as two...
MARINE ADVOCATE— Kawerak’s Austin Ahmasuk leads through the  second Bering Strait Voices on Arctic Shipping on January 25 and 26.
Kawerak Inc.’s Marine Advocacy program invited 15 tribal representatives from Norton Sound and Bering Strait villages to Nome to continue a discussion about how to prepare for the increase in Arctic...

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