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The contract for the construction work on Phase One of the planned Port of Nome expansion won’t be awarded until late summer, said Joy Baker, project manager for the port. The City of Nome had...
SIGN HERE — Colonel Jeffrey Palazzini, commander of the Alaska District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, shakes hands with Nome Mayor John Handeland after both signed the project partnership agreement for the port expansion.
This story has been updated on Feb. 2, 2024 With the signing of the partnership agreement, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Nome are now official partners on Nome’s port expansion...
A planning team for Nome’s port development will be in town this week. In a series of public meetings, they will be seeking input from the community about their vision for Nome’s future as the port...
WALLS OF SNOW— DOT and city crews were busy clearing the town’s roads after a week of snow, wind and more snow.
Nome got walloped by a series of winter storms that brought high winds and blowing snow over a stretch of six days. Schools were closed, workers stayed home, flights were grounded and road travel...
Researchers are preparing a report that could determine whether walruses are listed as an endangered species. The process to conduct a “species status assessment” and evaluate the future trends of...
ZONING— City Planner Erin Reinders leads a discussion on the rezoning of Front Street during the Planning Commission work session on January 9.
Before their regular meeting, the Nome Planning Commission discussed in a work session the rezoning of Front Street with City Planner Erin Reinders. Reinders began by explaining the intent of the...
Many Alaskans have been waiting more than six months for the SNAP benefits they need to buy food for their households. The state government is experiencing a continued backlog in paperwork that is...
The tribes of Teller, Brevig Mission and Mary’s Igloo say the U.S. Department of Defense should have consulted with them before awarding Graphite One a $37.5 million grant last year. The tribes...
AMBULANCE— Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department Chief Jim West Jr., standing, addresses the Nome Common Council as council members weighed their decision to retain or relinquish the ambulance service
The Nome Common Council voted on Monday to relinquish the ambulance department to Norton Sound Health Corporation. The city has run the Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department in its current form since...
The Nome Swimming Pool remains closed until all the new filtration system is fully installed.
The Nome Pool is still undergoing its overhaul process changing from a saltwater system to a chlorine system. The project began in summer 2023 and encountered several setbacks, pushing the pool re-...

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