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UPDATE— NPD Deputy Chief Robert Pruckner updated the Nome Common Council on Monday on the search efforts for Florence Okpealuk.
Deputy Police Chief Robert Pruckner updated the Nome Common Council in their regular meeting last Monday on the search for missing Florence Okpealuk, who was last seen on August 30 at West Beach....
By 5 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, City Hall had received only a scant slate of declarations of candidacies for the upcoming municipal elections on October 6. The only contested race is for Mayor of...
KASHIMA—The Japanese Naval training vessel Kashima stopped at Nome to pick up provisions and supplies last week. The ship is home to 310 naval cadets finishing their training.
The Japanese Defense Ministry Naval Training vessel JDS Kashima was offshore of Nome on September 10 and 11 as part of a training cruise. This was the ship’s first visit to the region and the first...
COVID-19 case numbers in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region are down with four new cases found since last week, bringing the regional total to 58. The first new infection was announced on...
Volunteers completely renovated the Topkok shelter cabin.
A crew of volunteers with the backing of the Nome Kennel Club have the Topkok Cabin on the Iditarod Trail back in top shape and ready to shelter mushers and local travelers who find themselves caught...
MISSING SINCE AUGUST 31— Florence Okpealuk.
The coordinated search for Florence Okpealuk continues with the additional help of six FBI officers who came to Nome on Friday, Sept. 11. Florence Okpealuk, 33, was last seen in the early morning...
Florence Okpealuk is missing since August 31.
After more than a week of having been reported missing, Florence Okpealuk, 33 years old, has still not been found. On August 31, the Nome Police Department posted on Facebook that NPD is looking to...
There were four new documented cases of COVID-19 in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region this week, bringing the total number of cases up to 54, with nine currently active. The first two new cases...
As schools around Alaska and the country grapple with reopening in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bering Strait School District is in the early stages of bringing students back into the...
In a Senate hearing on Friday, August 21, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy mentioned that the Alaska Bypass Mail program was “on the table” for Postal Service budget cuts. The comment concerned many in...

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