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THE RESCUE— Survivors and rescuers of the dramatic air-sea rescue 25 years ago met for dinner Saturday evening in Nome. From left are rescuers Kevin Ahl, Randy Oles, survivor Dave Anderson and rescuers Terry Day, Eric Penttila and Vic Olson.
Twenty-five years ago Monday a daring air-sea rescue saved seven souls from a watery grave off Sledge Island. Their Piper Navajo had run out of gas on a return trip from Lavrentiya, Russia and when...
SAVED—For now. The Nome Common Council has given the owner of the structure on the right until Oct. 15 to achieve a list of work orders to save the solarium and cold storage from abatement.
The Nome Common Council started their session Monday evening with a work session on how to achieve a tax—sales or excise tax—on marijuana, tobacco or booze. They want to tax marijuana to make money...
Port of Nome
A projected 24-month feasibility study on the Port of Nome modification to a deep draft port is underway with a price tag of $2.9 million on the study project to be shared by federal Army Corps of...
NO PEEKING—Josephine Nassuk, left, laughs with Director of Elections Josie Bahnke and Monica Giang, background, while watching her mother, Laura Nassuk, complete a practice ballot during an election worker training session on August 1 in Nome
The Alaska Division of Elections held election worker training workshops in Nome last week. The goal of the two sessions, one on July 31 and another on August 1, was to prepare for Alaska’s primary...
Kivalina
As the storms of fall draw near and the village of Kivalina clings to its narrow barrier island the impasse over moving to higher ground has given way. Funding to build a road to the new town site...
At the 10th annual meeting of the U.S.-Russia Polar Bear Commission in Egvekinot, Chukotka July 27 to 28 the annual sustainable harvest level of the Alaska-Chukotka polar bear population was raised....
Safety Sound
After having been advised by permitting agencies  that they had to go back to the drawing board and apply for additional permits, the gold mining outfit going by the name of IPOP LLC has last week...
On July 20, members of the Alaska Senate State Affairs Committee gathered to hear from representatives from a number of government agencies about the implementation and potential impact of Ballot...
ON BOARD— Alexander Lomb, left, works on a splash guard for their remaining Mercury outboard motor while Anatoli Kazakevich visits with the Nugget reporter. The Russians traveled from Lake Baikal to Nome in a catamaran and are currently en route to Dutch Harbor and on to Anchorage, their ultimate destination.
Three Russian travelers from Irkutsk spent a few days in Nome this past week on their catamaran sailboat. They were on their way from Lake Baikal, which is in Central Asia, to Anchorage on a voyage...
Movements of the bearded seal per its tracker.
A Golovin resident recently happened upon a rare find on a beach near Golovin: a seal satellite tracker, which came off a bearded seal that was tagged in September 2017 in Koyuk. The tags are glued...

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