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CELEBRATING— Darcee Perkins, left, and Katie Elanna, right, pose with their nursing instructor Mindy McIntosh, center, at the Nurse Pinning ceremony on Dec. 15, 2016.
“I’ll be back in five minutes,” said Mindy McIntosh, Norton Sound Health Corporation Nursing Instructor, as she raced out the door with her jacket and car keys. It was an unscheduled intermission...
Dear Readers, all of us at The Nome Nugget wish you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy New Year. The Dec. 22 edition of the Nome Nugget will be the last for this year, with the next Nome...
Ownership of nearly 9,000 acres of mining leases and 380 patented mining claims mostly located within the City of Nome has changed from Nome Gold Alaska to Arctic Gold Mining LLC. The sale became...
Four groups have come up with the seed of an idea to partially solve Nome’s housing shortage, and have asked the City to help it grow. Housing activist Sue Steinacher approached the Nome Common...
The Arctic had its warmest year on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the 2016 Arctic Report Card on December 13. The report gives an overall summary of vital Arctic statistics from the period of October 2015...
ALASKA JUDICIAL COUNCIL— The council met in Nome to hold a public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The Alaska Judicial Council nominated Romano DiBenedetto of Fairbanks and John Earthman of Nome for Governor Bill Walker’s consideration to appoint a new judge for the Nome Superior Court. The...
Last week, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that created a so-called Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience area, spanning from the Kuskokwim Bay to northeast of Shishmaref, all the...
Nome City Hall
A measure that would bar all candidates who owe undisputed debts to the City of Nome from elected or appointed offices failed to gain approval at the Dec. 12 Nome Common Council meeting. When the...
WISH LIST— Santa made a guest appearance at the 20th Annual Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 7, where Kaiya Theonnes offered valuable gift suggestions.
The Nome-Beltz band and choir, under the direction of Musical Director Ron Horner, kicked off the Christmas season with several musical performances. The centerpiece to their merrymaking occurred at...
The Arctic Council, presently headed by the United States, has produced the 240-page Arctic Resilience Assessment, ARA for short, a study of global implications of accelerated climate change in the...

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