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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...
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...
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...
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”...
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...
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...
BEE RESEARCHER—  Hailey Scofield, formerly of Nome, and her research partner Leah Valdes came to Nome to study bumblebees.
By Julia Lerner Hailey Scofield grew up chasing bumblebees across her backyard in Icy View. “You see bears and moose come through your yard, it’s kind of a biologist’s dream,” Scofield said. “But I...
By Julia Lerner Over the last week, Norton Sound Health Corporation has identified three new COVID-19 cases in the region, including one in Nome and two in Koyuk, bringing the total number of active...
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. The annual celebration started at noon on Sunday with a parade that...
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...

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