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CRUISIN'— A cruise ship and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter anchor in Nome's roadstead in September 2015. A multi-agency drill is scheduled for this summer that simulates a major cruise ship disaster.
Just a day after the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity – carrying 1,000 passengers and 600 crew members – is scheduled to depart Nome in August, a multi-agency Search and Rescue drill will be...
A day after drunk snow machiner Arnold Demoski attacked Iditarod mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King, killing one of Jeff King’s dogs and injuring several dogs in both teams, a third incident happened...
DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS—Lew Tobin reads instructions at Nome's Democratic Caucus on Saturday.
Democrats and wanna-be Democrats packed the Polar Cub restaurant Saturday to participate in the Democratic caucus. District 39 Democrats with headquarters in Nome and branches in Koyuk and Unalakleet...
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 rocked Cape Nome, about 12 miles east of town, early Sunday morning. The quake had a depth of 12.1 miles, according to U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Earthquake...
ACTIVIST— Pavel Sulyandziga, an indigenous rights activist of the Udege tribe, visited Nome last week on behalf of Arctic-FROST.
Members of the Arctic-FROST Steering Committee visited Nome early last week, hosting a workshop entitled “Sustainability that Works in the Arctic: Sharing Challenges and Experiences of Arctic...
The Nome Common Council had three action items on its meeting agenda March 28 that the panel hashed over at length with benefit of a vocal public audience. Council members voted to approve language...
The Nome Common Council will again on March 28 consider a rate increase of 10 percent across the board at Port of Nome. At its last meeting earlier in March, the panel tabled a vote on a revised port...
SNEAK PEEK— Nome's Carrie M.McLain Memorial Museum opened its doors to visitors during last week's Iditarod.
Nome’s Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum opened its doors in the new Richard Foster building for Iditarod with a week-long roster of events in which several notable visitors stopped by, including 2016...
MEETING— The joint boards of Kawerak Inc. Norton Sound Health Corporation met last week in Nome.
Norton Sound Health Corporation and Kawerak, Inc. held a joint board of directors meeting on March 10 and 11 in Nome. The meeting was attended by representatives from several villages. The days...
Preliminary results from the March 1 Republican Presidential Preference poll in Alaska show that New York real estate magnate Donald Trump took 47.3 percent of Republican votes in Nome. Nome had by...

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