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NEW RECRUITS— Nome Police Chief John Papasodora administers the oath to new police officers at the Nome Common Council meeting on March 27. Pictured left to right are Ofc. Crystal Toolie, Community Service Officer Tom Paniataaq, Ofc. Casey Johnson, Ofc. Cordell Murray.
The Nome Common Council March 27 meeting opened business on Monday evening with a swearing-in ceremony of four new officers who have joined the Nome Police Dept. Police Chief John Papasodora...
DREDGING— The Snake River dredging project at the mouth to expand moorage capacity for smaller craft has begun this week.
Federal and state grant money has dwindled, but designs for Port of Nome improvements continue. When money comes, port administrators want to be ready.
 The planning process and progress at the...
Joar Leifseth Ulsom finishing in fourth place.
When Cindy Abbott arrived under the Burled Arch in Nome on Saturday at 2:47 p.m. after 12 days, 2 hours and 57 minutes on the trail, Iditarod 45 officially came to a record-breaking end. Abbott...
The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game has flipped the sign on the Norton Sound red king crab CDQ fishery to “closed” effective at 5 p.m. March 22.  At that time, all gear must be out of the water or have...
A single engine Cessna 172 crashed on Monday nearly vertically into the sea ice near Hastings Creek outside of Nome, killing the only person on board. Troopers identified the deceased pilot as Thomas...
AFFORDABLE HOUSING— Sue Steinacher introduced a proposal to build a low-income housing complex in Nome.
On Friday, a few dozen people gathered in Trigg Hall at the Nome Eskimo Community building to discuss a proposed low-income housing project. The project would involve the possible use of City Block...
During a regular meeting on Monday, the Nome Common Council wrestled to adjust a summer two-percent sales tax increase, but did not succeed in taking it down to the mat. The Council looked for ways...
Despite a significant snowstorm that hit Nome and the region with 16.8 inches of snow from Wednesday through Sunday, Nomeites went about business as usual. Nome Public Schools did not close school...
BOOK LIST ADDRESSED— Darlene Trigg addressed the board at the February 21 school board meeting, sharing her personal experiences with the audience and explaining how books became a lifeline for her.
It was standing room only at the Nome Public Schools Board of Education meeting last Tuesday as parents, teachers, staff and community members gathered to encourage the board to either approve or...
A windstorm that pummeled Nome and the Bering Strait coast on Valentine’s Day afternoon miraculously spared the lives of two snowmachine travelers who left Brevig Mission at 2 p.m. for Nome....

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