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October 8, 2015

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Photo by Keith Conger
FALL STORMS— The sturdy breakwater of Nome’s port was put to the test during a storm on Thursday, October 1.
Photo by Sam Towarak
SEASON ENDING SPRINT– Nome teammates Wilson Hoogendorn, 653, and Harrison Moore, 654, near the finish line at the 2015 ASAA Cross Country Running State Championships held on Saturday in Anchorage. The Nanook pair completed the 5-k course at Bartlett High School in 49th and 50th places, respectively in the 123A race. See story and more photos on page 10.
Photo by Diana Haecker
2015 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS— Supporters of Richard Beneville for mayor wave signs at the corner of Bering St. and Seppala Drive, on Tuesday afternoon. The official results for the municipal election were canvassed on Thursday at noon, in the City Council Chambers.


Sentence closes case in Wagner Wongittilin’s death
By Sandra L. Medearis
This is a story about alcohol and how injudicious use left one man dead and a young woman faced with the prospect of pulling her life together in spite of a felony conviction, community condemnation and being separated from her children for around 18 months. .

No injuries after plane emergency landing
By Diana Haecker
Battling wind, driving rain and fog, a small Cessna 170 airplane flying towards Nome on Sunday afternoon experienced troubles, but managed to safely perform an emergency landing on the tundra, about three miles west of the Nome airport.

Preliminary election results foreshadow new faces in office
By Diana Haecker
Roughly one hour after the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Nome City Clerk Bryant Hammond, assisted by former city clerk and new City Manager Tom Moran, announced the preliminary, unofficial results from the 2015 municipal election. As of Thursday, the official results are: Richard Beneville edged out incumbent Denise Michels with 382 votes over Michels’ 236 votes. Lew Tobin won Nome Common Council seat C over incumbent Randy Pomeranz. Incumbent Stan Andersen held on to his seat D, defeating challengers Chuck Wheeler and Sarah Swartz. School board Seat C went to Nancy Mendenhall, seat D to Keith Conger. Pat Knodel and David Barron remain on the NJUS board, running unopposed for their respective seats.



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