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SMOKY— This satellite image taken on Sunday shows smoke-filled skies over much of the Seward Peninsula
A large fire burning 28 miles northeast of Koyuk has filled the air of Nome with smoke. The North River Fire grew to 32,500 acres as of Monday afternoon, is burning tundra and stands of black spruce...
TINSEL—John Earthman brought Tinsel, the gyrfalcon he has kept for 20 years as a friend and hunter, to a session of Strait Science.
Did you know that gyrfalcons, avian predators and the world’s largest falcons, keep the same mate year after year, but sometimes borrow other birds’ nests? Michael Henderson and Devin Johnson shared...
The Nome Common Council postponed consideration of the City’s seven budget divisions for lack of sufficient notice in the newspaper. Nevertheless, the Council worked on issues important to several...
The Historic Planning Commission held a public meeting on June 5 to discuss the Historic Preservation Plan.
With the recent creation of the Nome Historic Preservation Commission — placed within the existing Nome Planning Commission — Nomeites are now called upon to define historical and cultural sites,...
The Nome Common Council approached the end of a 30-step calendar on 2020 budget planning at its meeting May 30. The panel of six voted into first reading a general fund budget based on 13 mills, a...
LAWN TRIMMERS – Four musk ox, startled by the arrival of the home owner in a pickup, bolt from the lawn they’ve been nibbling at on the Teller Highway near Icy View.
Springtime brings green grass and tender shoots and not far behind are the herbivores that eat those good green things. One of those herbivores is the musk ox, a survivor from Pleistocene, the last...
OPTICS – Four British birders armed to the teeth with high-powered optics enjoy the fauna along the Council Road Saturday.
The lure of exotic birds in a variety of forms draws bird watchers from Alaska’s cities as well as enthusiasts from around the globe to Nome for the promise of a sighting, no matter how fleeting, of...
SUMMIT – Wilson, left, and Oliver Hoogendorn were the first climbers to reach the summit of Denali in the 2019 climbing season.
Two young men from Nome were the first to summit North America’s highest peak in the 2019 climbing season. Brothers Wilson and Oliver Hoogendorn, ages 20 and 21 respectively, reached the summit of...
MEMORIAL DAY – Veterans begin the march down Nome’s Front Street on their way to the Nome cemetery for a commemoration of Memorial Day Monday
Veterans, their families and grateful citizens celebrated Memorial Day in Nome with a parade down Front Street and then to the cemetery where they heard speeches about the meaning of the observance....
John Luke Pete, 36, has been charged with Sexual Assault Second Degree and remains in custody at AMCC under $10,000 bail. Court documents say Pete assaulted an incapacitated female on the seawall...

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