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SWORN IN— Interim Mayor John Handeland takes the oath of office, on Tuesday, June 30.
By Diana Haecker In a special meeting of the Nome Common Council the panel decided on the distribution of the first tranche of Alaska CARES Act funds that were allocated to the City of Nome from the...
Two more regional residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week, both of them Norton Sound Health Corporation employees. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the Nome...
COURT MOVE—  Kekai Newman, left, and Bryce Rickers with Drake Construction transfer boxes of courthouse property to a pickup for transport to the new location as the Court moved last week to a temporary location at the Lutheran Church before it will relocate to its new permanent home at the old hospital.
The U.S. District Court at Nome is moving to a new location but not yet to its new home. The quarters in the old Nome hospital are not yet ready for move-in so the court will spend about two months...
Bonanza Channel is the proposed mining site.
IPOP LLC, a mining hopeful, proposing to mine for gold in the Bonanza Channel, has submitted a plan of operations to regulatory agencies for approval before their exploration phase has concluded. The...
APPOINTED— John Handeland was appointed to be Nome’s interim mayor during last Monday’s Common Council meeting.
As the very last action item on a full agenda for the Monday, June 22 regular Nome Common Council meeting, the panel had the pick of five candidates to fill the interim Mayor position as Mayor...
On Thursday, June 18, at 1:45 a.m. Nome police responded to a fatal stabbing of Nome resident Benjamin Milton, 37. According to a NPD press release, police was called to the 400 block of East 3rd...
HONORING RICHARD— Pall bearers Kenneth Hafner, Boogles Johnson, Andrew Hafner, Bob Hafner, Nicholas Klescewski and Jake Kenick walk beside Richard Beneville’s coffin during the memorial procession through Nome, on June 20.
On Saturday, under blue skies and a stiff breeze, the late Mayor of Nome Richard Beneville was laid to rest at Belmont Cemetery in Nome. Instead of leading the Midnight Sun Parade and playing a big...
On Tuesday, another regional resident tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the region’s tally up to seven. However, the resident is currently working elsewhere in Alaska and had not traveled...
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH— Ian McRae kneels while the Black Lives Matter demonstration asked participants to kneel and observe a moment of silence for victims of police brutality.
Over 150 Nomeites gathered for a Black Lives Matter march at the parking lot across from City Hall to protest in solidarity with the nationwide movement sparked by the violent death of George Floyd....
Norton Sound Health Corporation reported on Tuesday a sixth patient testing positive for COVID-19. The patient agreed to disclose the home community as Nome and the case was confirmed travel related...

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