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APPOINTED— John Handeland was appointed to be Nome’s interim mayor during last Monday’s Common Council meeting.
As the very last action item on a full agenda for the Monday, June 22 regular Nome Common Council meeting, the panel had the pick of five candidates to fill the interim Mayor position as Mayor...
On Thursday, June 18, at 1:45 a.m. Nome police responded to a fatal stabbing of Nome resident Benjamin Milton, 37. According to a NPD press release, police was called to the 400 block of East 3rd...
HONORING RICHARD— Pall bearers Kenneth Hafner, Boogles Johnson, Andrew Hafner, Bob Hafner, Nicholas Klescewski and Jake Kenick walk beside Richard Beneville’s coffin during the memorial procession through Nome, on June 20.
On Saturday, under blue skies and a stiff breeze, the late Mayor of Nome Richard Beneville was laid to rest at Belmont Cemetery in Nome. Instead of leading the Midnight Sun Parade and playing a big...
On Tuesday, another regional resident tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the region’s tally up to seven. However, the resident is currently working elsewhere in Alaska and had not traveled...
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH— Ian McRae kneels while the Black Lives Matter demonstration asked participants to kneel and observe a moment of silence for victims of police brutality.
Over 150 Nomeites gathered for a Black Lives Matter march at the parking lot across from City Hall to protest in solidarity with the nationwide movement sparked by the violent death of George Floyd....
Norton Sound Health Corporation reported on Tuesday a sixth patient testing positive for COVID-19. The patient agreed to disclose the home community as Nome and the case was confirmed travel related...
The villages of the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region are staying locked down in an effort to block the spread of COVID-19. Even before last week’s appearance of the first case in a village, the...
COUNCIL— Council members Jennifer Reader, (hidden Adam Martinson), Mark Johnson and Jerald Brown debated the best use of COVID-19 grant funding from the CARES Act. Also pictured is City Clerk Bryant Hammond and City Manager Glenn Steckman.
In the regular Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, June 8, the Council breezed through a full agenda including voting on the final passage of the City’s $13.5 million budget, capital budgets, port...
A fourth patient in Nome has tested positive for COVID-19, on Monday, June 8. Norton Sound Health Corporation released that the patient is from Nome. Subsequent investigation by Public Health...
CLEANUP – Lisa Leeper, right, and her crew of clean uppers pick up trash across the Teller Road from Nome-Beltz High School Saturday.
Nome’s annual Spring Cleanup took place last week and looked slightly different from past years because of concessions to the COVID-19 virus. The dump trucks were parked at three locations on...

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