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TALKING IT OVER—District 17 U.S. Coast Guard personnel came to Nome to meet with dredge operators who say this season’s enforcement of USCG existing safety regulations will cost lots of money and should not apply to the fleet of “unique” mining dredges. Left to right are Commander Justin Jacobs, Lt. Commander Mason Wilcox, Commander Christopher Coutu.
The Nome Port Commission has decided not to go after a boundary change that would exempt gold dredges from newly enforced U. S Coast Guard regulations. Instead, the City plans to seek a review for a...
THE ARMORY— The Alaska National Guard Armory on Nome’s Front Street currently houses the Alaska State Troopers.
The Alaska National Guard is on a recruiting drive in Northwest Alaska with the objective of growing Guard membership in the region to the point where they can establish self-sustaining units of 12...
The Sitnasuak Native Corporation Board of Directors announced the selection of new directors at a special board meeting last month. The selection comes as former director Neal Foster had resigned in...
THEODORE— The 10-pound cub named Theodore was orphaned when a shooter killed his mother at the end of April.  The cub is at the Alaska Zoo and when he is healthy enough, he will head to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington state.
An orphaned brown bear cub will spend the rest of its life in captivity following the illegal take of his mother two weeks ago. The small bear was found near the carcass of the sow and is currently...
CONCERNED—Many women attended a work session with the City administration to declare a need to work with the City and other agencies to address crimes of sex assault and domestic violence in the Nome area. A group took the podium to take turns reading a proposed resolution: (left to right) Lisa Ellanna, Niviaaluk Brandt, LaVerne Ashenfelter (at podium), Tehya Tucker, Panganga Pungowiyi and Darlene Trigg.
At the meeting May 14, Nome Common Council considered a resolution supporting Alaska Native victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. However, the Council postponed a vote and passage in...
Austin Matthias
Two Saint Michaels residents accused of contracting a sex assault on a Saint Michaels man are back to square one in the resolution of their cases. Austin Matthias, 24, faces six felony charges —...
Graduates wait for the commencement ceremony to begin on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Old St. Joe's in Nome.
Inside Old St. Joe’s there was standing room only as the 42nd Annual Commencement of the Northwest Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks went underway on Thursday, May 10. The conferring of...
Gene Tagaban performed a Raven Dance at the Wellness Conference. Tagaban told how he became a raven dancer, from his first interest as a child and how he developed into performing the raven dance. He donned his raven regalia and performed the dance.
The Bering Strait Wellness Conference took place Saturday through Monday in Nome and drew about 40 delegates from around the region. They represented city, IRA, and corporations and their objective...
LOTS OF SNOW— Nome Public Works road crews hauled 11,556 truck loads of snow off Nome’s streets.
The snowfall in Nome over the winter didn’t break the all-time record but it came close. According to the National Weather Service, 115.5 inches of snow fell, making the winter of 2017/18  number...
ENOUGH—Women filled the Council Chamber on May 7 to say they feel that assaults on Alaska Natives are receiving inadequate response and prosecution.
City officials faced a room of mostly Alaska Native women Monday evening who demanded the City work with individuals and social agencies to solve the problem of increasing numbers of assaults they...

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