WE’RE FOR MARY— Nomeites gather to question and support Alaska’s first Native congresswoman Mary Peltola, right, at Milano’s Pizzaria on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.
Last week, Nomeites young and old packed into the front room of Milano’s Pizzeria to have an opportunity to meet, talk and listen to the first Alaska Native woman elected to Congress, Mary Peltola.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Leon Boardway received the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Rotarian Drew McCann.
Fourth of July was wet and misty, but it didn’t stop Nomeites from filling Front Street at 11 a.m. for the parade for the 248th birthday celebration of the USA, and the 123rd Independence Day celebration in Nome, Alaska.
DRIFTING IN ICE— The Norseman II, center, was drifting for two weeks icebound as scientists were aboard to conduct a walrus study.
June 4, 2024 the R/V Norseman II, a private research vessel owned by Support Vessels of Alaska  and contracted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and U.S.
DESTROYED—Noxious smoke still rises from smoldering debris four days after a fire destroyed 10 school buildings and damaged seven others.
A fire that started Wednesday night, June 26 around 6 p.m. has consumed the Stebbins school, some teacher housing units and other school-related structures, burning the entire complex to the ground.
GREATER SCAUP PAIR – A male greater scaup follows his mate across their nesting pond early in the breeding season. The male has a dark, rounded head that shows an iridescent green sheen in good light. Lesser scaup, that occur here only infrequently, have a slight peak at the back of the head and the male’s head has a purplish iridescence. These features can only be seen up close and the birds are indistinguishable at a distance.
The greater scaup is a handsome, solidly-built diving duck that breeds across the circumpolar north.
GOLD – Augie Krutzsch, owner of Alaska Gold & Resort, demonstrates panning techniques to cruise ship guests, on Friday, June 21.
The MS Westerdam, at 936-feet long with a passenger capacity of over 1,900 guests, unloaded the biggest number of cruise ship passengers to ever visit Nome when it dropped anchor outside the Port of Nome last Friday, June 21.
WE’RE FOR MARY— Nomeites gather to question and support Alaska’s first Native congresswoman Mary Peltola, right, at Milano’s Pizzaria on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Leon Boardway received the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Rotarian Drew McCann.
DRIFTING IN ICE— The Norseman II, center, was drifting for two weeks icebound as scientists were aboard to conduct a walrus study.
DESTROYED—Noxious smoke still rises from smoldering debris four days after a fire destroyed 10 school buildings and damaged seven others.
GREATER SCAUP PAIR – A male greater scaup follows his mate across their nesting pond early in the breeding season. The male has a dark, rounded head that shows an iridescent green sheen in good light. Lesser scaup, that occur here only infrequently, have a slight peak at the back of the head and the male’s head has a purplish iridescence. These features can only be seen up close and the birds are indistinguishable at a distance.
GOLD – Augie Krutzsch, owner of Alaska Gold & Resort, demonstrates panning techniques to cruise ship guests, on Friday, June 21.
WE’RE FOR MARY— Nomeites gather to question and support Alaska’s first Native congresswoman Mary Peltola, right, at Milano’s Pizzaria on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.
Last week, Nomeites young and old packed into the front room of Milano’s Pizzeria to have an opportunity to meet, talk and listen to the first Alaska Native woman elected to Congress, Mary Peltola. She faces re-election this fall in what is billed...
Tina Yi, owner of the former Polaris Hotel and Bar, pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of evading taxes on income she earned from the business. Yi, now living in Anchorage, was the sole owner and operator of SJ Investment LLC, a hotel, bar...
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Leon Boardway received the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Rotarian Drew McCann.
Fourth of July was wet and misty, but it didn’t stop Nomeites from filling Front Street at 11 a.m. for the parade for the 248th birthday celebration of the USA, and the 123rd Independence Day celebration in Nome, Alaska.  At first, families and...
DRIFTING IN ICE— The Norseman II, center, was drifting for two weeks icebound as scientists were aboard to conduct a walrus study.
June 4, 2024 the R/V Norseman II, a private research vessel owned by Support Vessels of Alaska  and contracted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and U.S. Geological Survey for a Pacific walrus study, became stuck in sea ice just north of Shishmaref...
DESTROYED—Noxious smoke still rises from smoldering debris four days after a fire destroyed 10 school buildings and damaged seven others.
A fire that started Wednesday night, June 26 around 6 p.m. has consumed the Stebbins school, some teacher housing units and other school-related structures, burning the entire complex to the ground. No injuries or deaths have been reported....
GOLD – Augie Krutzsch, owner of Alaska Gold & Resort, demonstrates panning techniques to cruise ship guests, on Friday, June 21.
The MS Westerdam, at 936-feet long with a passenger capacity of over 1,900 guests, unloaded the biggest number of cruise ship passengers to ever visit Nome when it dropped anchor outside the Port of Nome last Friday, June 21. Town was aflutter with...
The Nome Common Council mulls to nix the current exemption on personal property tax for the aviation industry.
Looking at a $2 million deficit in the 2025 budget, the Nome Common Council last Monday continued to debate whether to remove a personal property tax exemption on commercial aircraft. According to a memo prepared by Bryant Hammond, City of Nome...
UNDER THE SEA— Mermaid Cussy Kauer and the Q Trucking crew went all out to decorate their float according to the theme of this year’s Midnight Sun parade: Under the Sea.
With the M/V Westerdam cruise ship dominating the horizon and the town on Friday, Nomeites took over town on Saturday to truly kick off the Midnight Sun Festival weekend. They raced, paraded, soaked up some of the longest day’s munificent sunshine,...
  A fire that started Wednesday night, June 26 around 6 p.m. has consumed the Stebbins school, teacher housing units and other school-related structures, burning the entire complex to the ground. There are still smoldering spots that are monitored...

Obituaries

Dudley Jay Homelvig
Dudley Jay Homelvig was born January 3, 1956. He died suddenly of multi-system failure on June 22,2024. Dudley was raised on the family farm just outside Amidon, ND. During college in Dickinson,...

Education

Nome School Board held their last meeting of the school year June 11, where they heard many public comments and finalized business for the 2023-2024 school year.  

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