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With the annual city elections coming up on October 1, Tuesday, Sept. 10 marked the deadline to file for candidacy and the lack of interest in civic engagement spoke loud in clear as only one city...
DONATION TO THE MUSEUM— Descendants of Tom and Ellen Lopp donated a trove of artifacts that were collected by the Lopps while in Wales around the turn of the 19th century. They posed before much of the collection for a group photo Saturday at the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum.
Tom and Ellen Lopp spent ten years in Wales, from 1892 to 1902, as teachers and missionaries and during that time they acquired a large number of carvings, household items and other bits and pieces...
CLIMATE ROUNDTABLE— Ko Barrett, vice chair with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, addresses a thin crowd at the Tuesday roundtable meeting on the effects of climate change, in Nome.
As the National Weather Service warned of an impending fall storm to pummel western Alaska including Nome and Norton Sound communities on Wednesday, two high-level NOAA researchers made landfall here...
South winds and warm water are hitting sea ice on arctic waters with a double whammy. Climate scientists and biologists are surveying and sampling to determine the extent that the assault on sea ice...
City Hall, Nome.
A Council discussion Monday night centered on the difficulty of ascertaining the worth of personal property as well as ensuring the fair and equitable reporting of tax liability under the honor...
Local city manager candidate John K. Handeland
Three candidates for city manager are undergoing consideration to replace Thomas Moran who resigned the position almost a year ago. Local applicant, John K. Handeland, current interim city manager...
NOME DOG FAIR— The Nome Kennel Club held its first Dog Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24 outside the Mini Convention Center in Nome. Kids and their dogs had a grand time, as evidenced by the smiles of winners in the Kid’s Dash: (left to right) Nevelo Hoogendorn and Ruby, Kathrynne Dixon and Gidget, Amelia Richards and Winter, and Rosalie Richards with Tikaani.
Nome’s first annual Dog Fair was held in beautiful weather conditions, which treated the crowd who attended to a great day with their four-legged companions. Sunshine and gentle breezes were a...
NOT TO TRIFLE WITH— Two musk oxen square off at the Nome cemetery recently. The animals are in a long drawn-out rut, making long bulls dangerous adversaries not only for their own kind, but also for dogs.
A bull musk ox attacked dogs at Kirsten Bey’s dog yard on the Nome-Teller Highway at around 5 p.m. Monday, August 19. Three dogs were killed, three were injured. Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game area...
ADVENTURER— Mike Horn sets out on a trans-pole trek.
A large sailing vessel moored in Nome’s harbor will soon set out for 85° North to drop two men off on the polar ice. They will cross the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole on skis. The same vessel will...
BALDY OF NOME— This bald eagle was seen at the Snake River near the postal annex last week.
A bald eagle is an uncommon sight here in Nome and people do take note when a majestic bird like that shows up in Nome proper. When on August 5 pictures began to appear on social media of a single...

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