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City Manager Tom Moran, City Clerk Bryant Hammond and Jill Nederhood work on tallying the unofficial election results on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
A shockingly low number of only 473 out of 2,494 eligible Nome voters found their way to the polls on Oct. 4 to participate in the municipal elections in order to vote on two Nome Common Council...
NEW CLEANUP METHOD - Jack Bennett of Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, demonstrates the use of Kenaf to the AK RRT. Kenaf is a naturally absorbent fiber made from the Hibiscus cannabinus plant that can be used for cleaning up oil spills.
The Alaska Regional Response Team, ARRT for short, met in Nome on September 28 for an all-day meeting in the Mini Convention Center to create a condensed and organized plan for emergency oil spill...
SLIPPED—Cargo loading equipment went off track when the barge Greta’s ramp slipped out of position, also throwing down the container. The accident occurred mid-morning Sunday.
This week Alaska Marine Services waited in Nome for a barge and crane to head into Nome’s harbor from Dillingham after a forklift driver had a bad day on Sunday at Port of Nome’s high ramp. No one...
As the main action item at the Sept. 26 regular meeting, the Nome Common Council unanimously voted seven amended city fiscal year 2016 spending plans into first reading: general fund, school debt...
Barb Amarok, incumbent, is running for School Board Seat E.
In order to give voters in the upcoming October 4 municipal elections an understanding of the candidates’ positions on issues, the Nome Nugget posed the same questions to candidates running for Nome...
DRUG BUSINESS—FBI Supervisory Special Agent Kurt Ormberg explains to citizens of Nome where the drugs are coming from. The ultimate source of nearly all illegal drugs in North America, including opiates like heroin, source from large drug cartels in Mexico. Ormberg explained that these drug cartels are “Just like FedEx.” They are a business, only concerned with shipping, distributing and securing profits
On Thursday, September 22, community members, health professionals and officials from the local to federal level gathered in Trigg Hall at the Nome Eskimo Community building for the same purpose: to...
The fuel surcharge on utility bills has dropped by 3.25 percent. Nome Joint Utilities System adds this per kilowatt charge to the customer’s monthly electrical power usage. The reduction, effective...
LOOKING FOR A NEW NATIVE PARTNER— With the loss of the Alaska Nanuuq Commission due to financial instability, the USFWS currently seeks a new co-management partner.
The federal agency managing polar bears in the U.S. Arctic is looking for a new co-management partner to replace the Alaska Nanuuq Commission. According to a letter sent out by the U.S. Fish and...
A former Bering Strait School District employee who worked in Wales and Koyuk was arrested last week and charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a minor, class B felonies, and three counts of...
MEMORABILIA—The Richard Foster family donated many items for display at the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum which resides in a building named after the late Alaska state representative.
The Nome Museum and Library Commission has undertaken to open the Richard Foster Building with a flourish. The facility at the end of Steadman Street contains the Kegoaya Kozga Library, the Carrie M...

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