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ROALD AMUNDSEN— The Cruise ship Roald Amundsen is docked at the Nome Port.
On June 21, the day of the summer solstice, Nome will welcome passengers from the biggest cruise ship to visit this region to date. The Westerdam, a ship owned by the cruise company Holland America...
MEETING— G1 Senior Vice President of Mining Mike Shaffner provides updates of Graphite One mining plans  during the Monday, April 22 meeting at Old St. Joe’s in Nome.
Graphite One is on track to complete the feasibility study by the December 2024 deadline allowing the company to get financing for the project so they can begin applying for permits, which is when...
Another Quintillion fiber optic cable cut caused an internet and cell outage, lasting about 12 hours between midnight and noon on Tuesday, in northwest Alaska.   The cause? Quintillion CEO George...
Bonanza Channel
Six local entities have signed a joint letter calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to overrule a “flawed” decision to award a mining permit to IPOP. The Nevada-based company was just given...
CHUM STOCKS — This map shows the distribution of different chum stocks sampled in the Gulf of Alaska in the winter of 2022. Stocks from Japan (represented in light blue) and Russia (shown in pink) tended to be found in the western portion of the gulf. Western Alaska stocks (shown in dark blue) were found across a wide swath of the southern Gulf of Alaska, said researcher Ed Farley.
Winter is known to be an important part of the Pacific salmon life cycle—and a critical period for their survival. Scientists believe that a third of all Pacific salmon, including Western Alaska...
PORT OF NOME— The Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting bids for the Port of Nome expansion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now soliciting bids for phase one of the massive project to increase dock space and accommodate larger vessels at the Port of Nome. The request for proposals was...
Three weeks in a row, residents of Nome and the Southern Seward Peninsula Coast received winter storm warnings from the National Weather Service. With back-to-back blizzards in the first and second...
STUDENT PROJECTS — Two groups of Nome-Beltz high school students led by biology teacher Sarah Liben worked on projects to study the impact of harmful algal blooms on subsistence resources. One group consisted of Nutaasaq Ahnangnatoguk, Iryna Kadatska and Aldred Omedelina. Michael Marvin, Madison McClaren and Jeremy Miller were in the other.
The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference, or WAISC for short, was held in Nome last week. Hosted by Alaska Sea Grant and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus, the...
The Nome Common Council signed off on a Memorandum of Agreement with Norton Sound Health Corporation to take over ground ambulance services, currently run by the city’s volunteer ambulance department...
Swans gather at Bonanza Channel in this file photo taken in May.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made an announcement two weeks ago that surprised many in the Nome region. A Hawaii-based general with the Corps reversed an Alaska District Army Corps decision on...

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