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Rural and low-income Alaskans will feel the sting of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes most severely. Dunleavy’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget disproportionately eliminated funding from services...
City spending for causeway dock repair tentatively approved at Nome Common Council two weeks ago doubled Monday evening after a solitary bid from a regional company. At the last regular Council...
Rusty tussock moth caterpillar
The rusty tussock moth has invaded the tundra in the Nome area, an infestation of the species not seen this far north before. The hungry little caterpillars, the larval stage of the moth, chew their...
Governor Dunleavy vetoed $444 million from the operating budget.
On Friday, June 28, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced $444 million of line item vetoes from Alaska’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget.   The most substantial reduction was $130 million from the...
KING CRAB – Addy Ahmasuk and Glenn Ivanoff transfer crab to a tote onboard a fishing vessel docked at Norton Sound Seafood Plant Friday.
Norton Sound crab fishermen began dropping their pots into the Bering Sea Tuesday, June 25 at noon. Deliveries to Norton Sound Seafood Products started arriving three days later. The crabs coming in...
City Hall, Nome.
By Sandra L. Medearis Nome Common Council members sat down to a work table stacked high with a pile of City budgets to work through second reading and final passage Monday evening. Taxing authority...
HONORING RICHARD BENEVILLE— Beneville was gifted with a citation from the Alaska State Legislature honoring his many contributions to Nome and the state, during the Richard Beneville Day celebration on June 22, at Old St. Joe’s.
In an evening filled with music, laughter and remembrance, the Nome Arts Council and the community honored Richard Beneville for the many roles he played –and still does – in Nome. There were tears...
THE CIRCLE –Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation leaders form a circle in Solomon during their visit Wednesday.
Last week Nome welcomed the First Alaskans Institute and their cohorts in an endeavor called “Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation.” That’s TRHT for short. It is an effort backed by the W.K....
DEFENDER— Wales’ Clyde Oxereok launches the Defender ROV into the Nome small boat harbor as Walter Ozenna of Diomede looks on, during a training session on Wednesday, June 12. SAR volunteers were trained for several days last week to use the newly purchased equipment by NSEDC to assist in search and rescue operations regionwide.
A dozen search and rescue volunteers from around the Seward Peninsula spent three days in Nome learning to operate the region’s new Defender, a remotely operated vehicle. The underwater drone uses...
FIRST DOCUMENTED— A red squirrel made it to Nome and onto the James family's porch. It is the first documented red squirrel this far northwest in Alaska.
When young Jack James looked out the window of his home at Anvil Mountain on June 7, he saw a red squirrel. It’s quite remarkable that Jack recognized it as such, as the species doesn’t exactly live...

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