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POINTING TO THE FUTURE— Virgil Soonagrook of Gambell refers to a map of his village as he discusses possible economic development at the fourth Arctic Resource Development and Infrastructure summit on Tuesday. Listening to Soonagrook are, left to right, Richard  Koozaata, Louie Green Jr. and Bill Culbertson.
The Arctic is changing. For years, the elders of northern communities have been reporting it, and scientists have been putting forth much data to support it. In an effort to continue their proactive...
Photo by Diana Haecker INALIQ DANCERS— During last week’s Kawerak/Rural Provider’s Conference, evening entertainment included bench dance performances by Little Diomede’s Inaliq Traditional Dancers.
As part of a two-year partnership, Kawerak teamed up with RurAL CAP and hosted the 33rd Rural Providers conference in conjunction with the annual Kawerak gathering, held in Nome last week. The...
Positive news came from Superintendent Nome Public Schools Shawn Arnold during last Monday’s regular Nome Common Council meeting. Funds to operate pre-kindergarten education that had been dropped...
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND— Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze signs a patent transferring over one million acres of land to the corporations Kukulget, Inc. of Savoonga, and the Sivuqaq, Inc. of Gambell, during a ceremony with community leaders of St. Lawrence Island on July 27.
The federal Bureau of Land Management handed over permanent title to St. Lawrence Island to Alaska Natives last week. Neil Kornze, federal BLM director, traveled to the sixth-largest island in the...
During last week’s regular Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, the upcoming operation Arctic Chinook dominated the discussion. As planning details emerged over the last months, it became...
PREPARATIONS— Div. of Elections Supervisor Angelique Horton, center, and her crew Monica Giang, Katie O’Connor and Alec Johnson on Friday, July 29 prepared bags with election materials for shipping.
While national headlines are filled with stories about the presidential candidates, the primary elections are rapidly approaching and Alaska State Division of Elections offices are buzzing with...
TEEMING WITH FISH— 430,000 pinks made it through the Nome River weir as of Monday, July 25.
The commercial summer red king crab fishery was scheduled to close at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 20. However, nearly half of the fleet were unable to get out because of rough ocean conditions...
NOME MUNICIPAL CEMETERY— The city is in the process of reorganizing cemetery plot management and burial procedures.
A newly formed ad hoc cemetery committee met with the public in an open house format last week to invite input for a more organized and orderly future of the Nome Municipal Cemetery. “We need to...
The Port of Nome Commission met July 21 to consider how to spend remaining grant funds for further development. Out of a general obligation bond for $10 million provided to the port some years back...
The Nome Common Council has taken action to continue to rid the community of derelict structures. On a list of 52 structures, a resolution listed five candidates to be cleaned up or torn down. Thus...

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