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RECYCLING AREA— Sorting and packaging of recyclables is taking place outdoors at this lot across from Kawerak, at Seppala Drive, limiting the amount of materials that can prepared for shipping out of the region. An enclosed recycling center could step up the region’s recycling effort and yield a better outcome.
By Diana Haecker Kawerak Environmental Program Director Anahma Shannon made the case for a much-needed recycling center facility in Nome, presenting information from a feasibility study and several...
By Diana Haecker A woman and a boy were killed by a polar bear in Wales, on Tuesday, January 17. Alaska State Troopers identified the mauling victims as 24-year-old Saint Michael resident Summer...
RECYCLING— Council members and Kawerak’s Environmental Program Director Anahma Shannon, center, listen to ideas regarding recycling efforts from members in the audience, at last Monday’s work session at City Hall.
By Diana Haecker A lot has happened since last summer and an ordinance passed last July has slipped people’s mind, but is now being implemented, as the city’s administration is rolling out a new...
By Megan Gannon The City of Nome’s new online system for collecting sales and bed tax went live on Tuesday. Starting January 10, businesses will no longer be able to file their taxes via paper...
LIVING AMONGST MUSK OXEN— A huge herd of musk oxen grazes near the City Field airstrip, with Icy View in the background and the busy Nome-Teller highway to the left.
By Diana Haecker Public pressure mounts to effect change of musk ox management in Nome as the community still reels from Curtis Worland’s death due to a musk ox goring on December 13. The...
JOB CENTER — Vickie Erickson and her successor Dan Fishel at Nome’s Job Center.
 By Megan Gannon Vickie Erickson’s career at the Nome Job Center has been bookended by periods of great change. When she started 24 years ago, the office still had a physical job board that people...
By Hayden Godfrey and Audrey Hill When Ward Walker moved to the seaside village of Stebbins, Alaska, in 1995, he was told there would be running water within the next five years. The 63-year-old,...
TESTIFYING— Mushers Garrick Fuller, Kamey Kapp Worland, Melissa Owens, Jeff Darling and Nils Hahn addressed the Northern Norton Sound Fish and Game Advisory Committee at their meeting on Monday, calling for solutions to thin the ever-growing musk oxen herds in and around Nome.
By Diana Haecker Not even a week after Curtis Worland, a Nome musher and Alaska State Trooper Court Services Officer, succumbed to injuries inflicted by a musk ox, several dog mushers and other Nome...
BROTHERS—Keith and Clark Reddaway continue their father’s legacy at Builders Industrial Supply, this year celebrating 50 years in business.
By Megan Gannon When the Nugget reached out to Clark Reddaway for an interview about the 50th anniversary of Builders Industrial Supply, he refused at first: “Any 30 minutes I give you is 30 minutes...
By Miriam Trujillo It’s the holiday season, and festive cheer is sweeping the Bering Strait region.  The Nome Nugget reached out to communities in our region to find out what holiday traditions make...

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