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Florence Okpealuk has been missing since August 30. She was last seen at West Beach in Nome.
After nearly a month and a half with no sign of 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk, a group of independent searchers turned to a new tactic. Over the weekend, from October 9 through 11, three search and...
TAG— A Russian buoy marker and fishing tag were found near Wales on  September 21. Aside from the marker, there were also plastic milk drink bottles, water bottles, air freshener cans and toilet bowl cleaner bottles found.
Regional residents across the Bering Strait/Norton Sound have continued to report unusual amounts of foreign trash washing up on their beaches in what seems to be a continuation of the debris pulse...
OFFICE SPACE – With the construction done and the move to its new facilities complete, the Nome Superior Court is up and running. Superior Court Judge Romano DiBenedetto is shown here working in his new office.
The Nome Trial Court has moved into new quarters in the old hospital at 506 W. 5th Ave. The remodeling of the space occupied by the court is nearly complete. “We’re mostly moved in but there are...
John Handeland won the race for mayor of Nome to fill the remainder of the two-year term, started by the late Mayor Richard Beneville.
As a fall storm started to brew outside, inside Old St. Joe’s the election judges, the Nome City Clerk and his deputy were at hand to announce the unofficial, preliminary 2020 municipal election...
The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region saw 27 new COVID-19 cases this week, 12 were identified in Stebbins,  12 were in Gambell and two in Nome and a regional resident traveling outside of the region...
The past few weeks’ COVID-19 outbreak in Gambell has been the most severe cluster of cases the region has seen since the start of the pandemic. With 31 confirmed COVID-19 positive patients and...
THE LONG ROAD—Carol Seppilu and Tim LeMaire run the long and lonesome road from Council on their way to Nome on Sept. 26.
Last weekend, Nome runner Carol Seppilu has completed the third of her long, long runs to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Saturday morning around nine o’clock she completed the 90-mile...
In order to give Nome voters an understanding of the views of candidates running in the Oct. 6 municipal election, The Nome Nugget posed questions to candidates for Mayor, Nome Common Council, NJUS...
On Monday night the Nome Common Council passed a resolution in support of Black Lives Matter, BLM for short, the civil rights movement that has swept across the country over the last few months as...
SEARCHING FOR FLORENCE – SAR divers Tom and Joe Akeya of Savoonga walk up the beach after a day of diving off the causeway seawall at Nome’s West Beach. They assisted the search for Florence Okpealuk, who has last been seen on August 30 at West Beach
The search for 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk of Nome has continued with regional search and rescue groups. Over the past week, people have come in from Brevig Mission, Wales, Savoonga and Teller and...

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