CABIN ADRIFT – Rita Hukill’s cabin drifts in the Nome River after it was swept off the sandspit at Fort Davis.
Last week’s forceful storm created a storm surge that made significant changes to the ever-changing mouth of the Nome River. A large section of real estate on the Fort Davis side of the mouth washed away, taking the cabin of Rita Hulkill with it.
EXHAUSTED—Michelle Tom, Stebbins community health aide level 3, is resting at a patient’s bedside after a 24-hour day doing COVID tests, contact tracing and responding to an overnight medical emergency.
With 64 total cases as of Monday, November 9, Stebbins continues to face the worst COVID-19 outbreak the region has seen.
Jerry Pushcar
There are only a few ways to get to Nome. The most convenient way is to be born here. Or you can come on the big jet or you can come by boat, or by snowmachine or dog sled.
Voting booths at Old St. Joe's in Nome
With a pandemic raging through the nation, the United States general election will look different in 2020.
At the Nome Common Council meeting on Monday night, the Council voted to follow through with the first reading of an ordinance that would extend state of local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic to June 30, 2021.
Florence Okpealuk is missing since August 31, 2020.
It has been nearly two months since 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk disappeared from Nome’s West Beach.
CABIN ADRIFT – Rita Hukill’s cabin drifts in the Nome River after it was swept off the sandspit at Fort Davis.
EXHAUSTED—Michelle Tom, Stebbins community health aide level 3, is resting at a patient’s bedside after a 24-hour day doing COVID tests, contact tracing and responding to an overnight medical emergency.
Jerry Pushcar
Voting booths at Old St. Joe's in Nome
Florence Okpealuk is missing since August 31, 2020.
Last Thursday, Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a statewide emergency alert beseeching Alaskans to change their behavior and slow the spread of COVID-19 as case numbers continue to reach unprecedented heights and state hospitals approach capacity. The...
By Maisie Thomas On Monday, November 9, a Nome man attempting to bring 54.2 grams of methamphetamine and 452.6 grams (one pound) of marijuana into Nome was arrested at the Anchorage Airport. Robert Cahoon, 59, was intercepted in possession of meth...
Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region this week, bringing the total regional tally up to 189. Ten of those cases were in Nome, the highest jump in cases seen by the city since the start of the...
The Alaska Division of Elections began counting roughly 156,000 ballots last week. Much of the count was done on Tuesday, November 10, with 70,000 ballots tallied on the first day. But because the Division accepts ballots until November 18 —as long...
CABIN ADRIFT – Rita Hukill’s cabin drifts in the Nome River after it was swept off the sandspit at Fort Davis.
Last week’s forceful storm created a storm surge that made significant changes to the ever-changing mouth of the Nome River. A large section of real estate on the Fort Davis side of the mouth washed away, taking the cabin of Rita Hulkill with it....
CABIN ADRIFT – Rita Hukill’s cabin now rests in the shallows a half mile upriver from the Nome River Bridge after it was swept off the sandspit at Fort Davis.
Starting on the night of Wednesday, November 4, and continuing through Friday, a major storm ripped through the Norton Sound region, causing widespread closures and some damaging flooding. In Teller, the water rose up over the sandspit all the way...
EXHAUSTED—Michelle Tom, Stebbins community health aide level 3, is resting at a patient’s bedside after a 24-hour day doing COVID tests, contact tracing and responding to an overnight medical emergency.
With 64 total cases as of Monday, November 9, Stebbins continues to face the worst COVID-19 outbreak the region has seen. As the crisis approaches the two-month mark, first responders are strained and longstanding inequities present difficult...
After several days of tense anticipation nationwide, on Saturday morning the Associated Press called the presidential race in favor of Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr. and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris. Due to...
The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region saw six new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing the total number of cases in the region up to 175. The relatively slow week in the region comes amid huge surges elsewhere in Alaska and possible headway in vaccine...

Obituaries

David Scott Walluk
David Scott Walluk II was born in Anchorage, AK on Dec. 6, 1982 to Tunney and Phyllis Walluk. He passed away on Sept. 8, 2020 in Nome, AK. David was 37 years young, graduate from Nome-Beltz in 2003...

Education

Nome public schools opened for classes in the green last week and by all reports the new way of going to school is working.

The Nome Nugget

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Nome, Alaska 99762
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