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Stormy weather stalled a search and rescue effort on Monday for a man from White Mountain, whose 4-wheeler broke through thin ice at the edge of Golovin Bay on Sunday. According to Alaska State...
Mosquito Pass
Graphite One Resources Inc. continued its efforts this summer to determine if a proposed graphite mine located on the northern slopes of the Kigluaik Mountains towards Imuruk Basin would be a...
NVESTIGATOR— Detective Michael Heintzelman has taken a temporary full-time job with Nome Police Dept. as a full-time investigator to help clear a backlog of cases. Here, Christine Piscoya, deputy city clerk, administers Heintzelman’s oath of office.
John K. Handeland, interim city manager, filed a lengthy report to Nome Common Council at its regular meeting Monday night. Handeland, currently utility manager at Nome Joint Utility System, will...
Longtime Nome fisherman Anthony Shelp, 56, is still missing after he reportedly fell overboard from his boat on Friday morning, October 26. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, the AST...
TRAWL SURVEY—Lyle Britt, fish biologist, sorts crab taken from the sea floor in summer 2018 NOAA survey of northern Bering Sea. Britt and team of scientists have been researching effects of climate warming and receding sea ice with startling results.
Based on scientists’ summer surveys, drama is happening in the northern Bering Sea—warming waters, changes in fish distribution, receding sea ice and a missing thermal barrier to fish migration north...
 AFN QUYANA— Nome’s David Miller joined the Kingikmiut Dancers and Singers of Anchorage to entertain the crowd during last week’s Quyana dances at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage.
The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, the largest representative annual gathering of indigenous people in the nation, brought together more than 6,000 people from across the state and Outside...
LISTENING— Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson, Gov. Bill Walker, First Lady Donna Walker and daughter, Lindsay (Walker) Hobson on stage listening to various tribal representatives express their appreciation and sadness at Walker’s announcement.
Gov. Bill Walker announced thesuspension of his re-election campaign at the start of what was to be a candidates’ forum at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage Oct. 18. Standing...
ALL  ABOARD— Passengers for Diomede board the Pathfinder helicopter on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Nome Airport.
Diomede is a little less isolated thanks to a bill signed by President Trump on Oct. 5. The reauthorization of the FAA’s Essential Air Service program includes language, which makes Diomede eligible...
Arctic sea ice is melting rapidly. There are many ways to quantify this. A look at the ice chart from 2000 to 2015 reveals that thick old ice is becoming smaller and smaller. The earth is warming as...
A room full of Nome residents showed an interest in a work session Oct. 8 concerning the formation of a public safety committee to help iron out issues between the public and Nome Police Dept. “It...

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