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October 1, 2015

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WINTER’S COMING— The peaks of the Kigluaik Mountain Range sport a cloak of fresh snow, on Sept. 26.
Photo by Keith Conger
TRUE CROSS COUNTRY– Christain Kakinva of Nunamiut, center, and 77 fellow high school boys from the vast Region 1 North transition from the soggy starting stretch to the road at the regional cross country running championships in Unalakleet on Saturday, September 26. See story and photos on pages 10/11.
Photo by Diana Haecker
PILGRIM HOT SPRINGS— A hot pond at Pilgrim Hot Springs is fed by water from the hot springs. Developers hope to harness geothermal power to feed into the power grid in Nome.


Common Council hands thorny issues back to commissions
By Sandra L. Medearis
The Nome Common Council refused Monday night to approve a contract for $52,640 with Q-Trucking to demolish the seemingly immortal tugboat Rustler. In 2013, the City of Nome confiscated the vessel from its previous owner Mike Benchoff when he ran afoul of Port of Nome rules and had unpaid port fees.The Port Commission voted to accept the low bid of $52,000 to remove the vessel and passed the issue on for Council approval. That solution required too much money — money that the Council had not budgeted for the operation, Council members said. . .

Elections: Incumbents face several challengers
By Diana Haecker
In the upcoming October 6 municipal elections, Nome voters will have something they haven’t seen in a while: a choice between different candidates running for city offices.

Pilgrim Hot Springs’ geothermal energy still a possibility
By Maisie Thomas
Over the past four years, the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, ACEP for short, has researched Pilgrim Hot Springs as a potential geothermal energy source for Nome. A study done in the fall of 2014 revealed that there was enough energy to provide onsite power. The bigger question, however, was if that power could be transferred to Nome, almost 60 miles away.



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