SURVIVED— Richard Jessee survived a bear attack near his mining claim camp, was stalked by the bear for several days and managed to give a distress signal to a Coast Guard helicopter passing by.
By Julia Lerner Richard Jessee, a longtime summer miner, survived an aggressive bear attack near his cabin last week.
Even though Carol Seppilu couldn't compete due to injuries sustained in the Mt. Marathon Run a week prior, she was there to cheer on runners.
By Diana Haecker About 30 runners from Teller and Nome took to the Bob Blodgett Nome-Teller highway on Sunday, for the first annual Nasqaghmii Run, named after Carol “Nasqaghmii” Seppilu of Nome.
DOWNPOUR— The egg race came with a twist as torrential rains poured down on racers during the Fourth of July streetgames held on Sunday.
By Julia Lerner Despite the rainy weather and chilly temperatures, Nomeites came in droves to celebrate the Fourth of July.
COUNCIL— The Nome Common Council extended the emergency ordinance but rescinded travel mandates.
By Diana Haecker The majority of the Nome Common Council in its regular meeting on Monday voted to extend an emergency ordinance that allows the city manager to act swiftly if a COVID-19 outbreak of cases in Nome occurs.
LEMONADE DAY— Regionwide kids turned into entrepreneurs for a day during Saturday’s Lemonade Day. Pictured is Caitlyn Lincoln at White Mountain.
By Julia Lerner The region’s youngest entrepreneurs celebrated Lemonade Day with sunshine and smiles on Saturday, June 26.
SURVIVED— Richard Jessee survived a bear attack near his mining claim camp, was stalked by the bear for several days and managed to give a distress signal to a Coast Guard helicopter passing by.
Even though Carol Seppilu couldn't compete due to injuries sustained in the Mt. Marathon Run a week prior, she was there to cheer on runners.
DOWNPOUR— The egg race came with a twist as torrential rains poured down on racers during the Fourth of July streetgames held on Sunday.
COUNCIL— The Nome Common Council extended the emergency ordinance but rescinded travel mandates.
LEMONADE DAY— Regionwide kids turned into entrepreneurs for a day during Saturday’s Lemonade Day. Pictured is Caitlyn Lincoln at White Mountain.
TO THE RESCUE— A cameraman documents the incident as the War Pony skiff bobs in the sea, two skiffs stand by and the jackup rig begins to hoist the platform out of the stormy sea, on Tuesday afternoon.
Richard "Tim" Jessee maintains he was attacked by a bear.
Last week, Richard “Tim” Jessee told an almost unbelievable story to friends and locals at the Polar Café about his harrowing encounter with a grizzly that supposedly sank his ATV and stalked him for days.  In an interview with The Nome Nugget last...
SURVIVED— Richard Jessee survived a bear attack near his mining claim camp, was stalked by the bear for several days and managed to give a distress signal to a Coast Guard helicopter passing by.
By Julia Lerner Richard Jessee, a longtime summer miner, survived an aggressive bear attack near his cabin last week. On Monday, July 12, Jessee was riding his ATV with an attached trailer in the Big Four Creek —near the Casadepaga River,...
Jodeen Mueller addressed the City Council last year and shared with the panel the realities of being homeless and that help is much needed for Nome's homeless.
By Julia Lerner As the housing crisis worsens, The Nome Nugget plans to explore different aspects of homeless and low-income life in the community. Regularly, the Nugget will include an article addressing addiction, the housing crisis, profiles of...
By Diana Haecker The Alaska Federation of Natives and several rural municipalities and rural utilities on Monday filed a law suit against Governor Mike Dunleavy and the State of Alaska maintaining that it was unconstitutional that the Power Cost...
By Julia Lerner Norton Sound Health Corporation has not identified any new COVID-19 cases in the region in the last week for the first time since March of this year. Currently, there is one active case in the region, located in Nome. While the low...
By Diana Haecker Rural Alaskan energy consumers are most likely paying the price for a power struggle in Juneau that resulted in the Power Cost Equalization endowment fund not being “reverse swept” and thus leaving the account empty as of this week...
By Julia Lerner Over the last week, Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified two new COVID-19 cases in Nome, bringing the total number of active cases in the region to two. On Sunday, July 11, one individual tested positive for COVID-19 in a...
Even though Carol Seppilu couldn't compete due to injuries sustained in the Mt. Marathon Run a week prior, she was there to cheer on runners.
By Diana Haecker About 30 runners from Teller and Nome took to the Bob Blodgett Nome-Teller highway on Sunday, for the first annual Nasqaghmii Run, named after Carol “Nasqaghmii” Seppilu of Nome. The run was organized by Norton Sound Health...
Nome's housing crisis has worsened as no new construction happens due to skyhigh construction and building material costs.
By Julia Lerner Simon Kinneen, a Nome landlord who owns and manages eight apartment units with his wife Maggie, recently listed a two-bedroom, one bathroom apartment for rent on Facebook: $1,800 per month, in-unit washer and dryer, no pets. “I...

Obituaries

Don Mullikin
Donald E. Mullikin passed on June 30, 2021 near sunset, in Homer, AK. Born in Springfield, Missouri, Don grew up loving to hunt and fish in the Ozark mountains. He married his high school sweetheart...

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