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The Nome Planning Commission has passed a resolution asking the Nome Common Council to alter existing city law to add the work of a Historic Preservation Commission to the planners’ duties. The idea...
Umiaq? Umiaq?? Who has an umiaq? Finding an umiaq, a traditional walrus skin boat, led conversation at the June 15 Museum and Library Commission meeting. Amy Phillips-Chan, director of Carrie McLain...
KING ISLAND KAYAK— NACTEC students constructed a King Island Style Kayak under the tutelage of Master Kayak builder Maligiaq Padilla. Photo by Nils Hahn
A handful of students from the Bering Strait region learned entrepreneurial and traditional kayak building skills during a four-week long Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center course. The...
LEMONADE DAY IN SHISHMAREF— Bella, Wilsa and Irene Ahgupuk and Courtney Nayokpuk sit next to their lemonade stand in Shishmaref. Photo by Annie Weyiouanna. See more lemonade day photos at our Image Gallery.
Nome likes traditions, and the annual Lemonade Day event has established itself among happenings that bring the community out and about for food, fun and, of course, lemonade. Last Saturday nearly 50...
The Nome Common Council in several work sessions has hashed and rehashed the City’s spending year 2017 general fund budget. Monday night they talked it over again. Should they adopt a budget...
Sitnasuak President Mike Orr announced that Becka Baker, Louis Green Jr. and Bobby Evans were elected to seats on the Sitnasuak board and two proposals passed.   “We’ve never done that before,” Orr...
A climate change workshop held in Nome last week brought together about 70 representatives from 15 Bering Strait tribal councils and communities, four nonprofits and 11 state and federal agencies.
A climate change workshop held in Nome last week brought together about 70 representatives from 15 Bering Strait tribal councils and communities, four nonprofits and 11 state and federal agencies....
A subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation last week paid the Southern District of Texas $ 2 million in damages after settling a whistleblower lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims...
HISTORIC TREASURE OR RICKETY RUIN? —This vacant structure, one on a list of examples visited on a Nome Planning Commission drive-around May 10 will have to be registered with owner’s contact information, secured and maintained to prevent health and safety risks under a new vacant structures law. Focus of the laws is to encourage demolition or upgrades to rid the community of eyesores and to increase the number of useful structures.
The decriminalization of marijuana use, production and sales likely has put a new task on the Nome Planning Commission’s work table. Several residents on the west side of town have asked the planners...
The Nome Common Council took several decisions at its meeting May 9 that will affect some lives in the community in new ways, but the big kahuna was the approval of a vacant structures maintenance...

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