FINDING THE ROAD— Local DOT and KNIK employees work to rebuild the seawall and re-establish the Nome-Council Highway east of Cape Nome.
By Megan Gannon At least 30 workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and Knik Construction are putting in long days to get the Nome-Council Highway open before freeze-up.
Mayor of Golovin Charlie Brown talks with U.S. Coast Guard servicemen on Friday, September 23, 2022 during storm damage cleanup in the community.
FINDING THE ROAD— Local DOT and KNIK employees work to rebuild the seawall and re-establish the Nome-Council Highway east of Cape Nome.
IN NOME—Federal dignitaries came to Nome last week to survey the damage left in the wake of ex-typhoon Merbok, after Governor Dunleavy had toured the region. Congresswoman Mary Peltola addresses a large crowd at Old St. Joe’s in Nome on Saturday, Sept. 24. With Peltola on stage are (left to right) Bryan Fisher, Director of the Alaska Division for Homeland Security and Emergency Management; FEMA Region 10 Administrator Willie Nunn; Nome Mayor John Handeland; Senator Lisa Murkowski and FEMA Administrator Dean
Much of Front Street in Nome was under water during the Sept. 17 storm.
BERING SEA FIRE— In the midst of the storm, NVFD volunteers fought a fire that claimed the Bering Sea Restaurant and Bar entirely. Three people were treated for injuries, one dog perished in the fire.
NOME INVITE XC RACE—Jeremiah Aukongak, from Golovin, leads Middle School cross-country racers from Unalakleet, Kotzebue, Shaktoolik, Wales, Brevig Mission and Nome down Anvil Mountain.
Two Russian men arrived by boat on St. Lawrence Island in the evening around 8 p.m. on Monday, October 3. Gambell officials informed federal and state officials and the community took care of the men overnight until the U.S. Coast Guard arrived with...
By Megan Gannon Just three weeks after ex-typhoon Merbok brought severe impacts to Western Alaska, another unusual storm is on its way to the Bering Strait region. The storm threatens to produce high winds and high water, though the most severe...
Next week on Tuesday, Oct. 4, voters are asked to the municipal ballot box to vote on two Nome Common Council seats, two NJUS board seats, two School Board seats and the Nome representative on the NSEDC board of directors. Registered voters must...
Mayor of Golovin Charlie Brown talks with U.S. Coast Guard servicemen on Friday, September 23, 2022 during storm damage cleanup in the community.
By Jenni Monet Robert “Bobby” Amarok could see the storm building out his kitchen window.   Through paneless glass, he looked straight out onto Golovnin Lagoon where his daughter Lisa used to swim as a girl.  That was way before the village’s...
FINDING THE ROAD— Local DOT and KNIK employees work to rebuild the seawall and re-establish the Nome-Council Highway east of Cape Nome.
By Megan Gannon At least 30 workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and Knik Construction are putting in long days to get the Nome-Council Highway open before freeze-up. The gravel road suffered major damages...
IN NOME—Federal dignitaries came to Nome last week to survey the damage left in the wake of ex-typhoon Merbok, after Governor Dunleavy had toured the region. Congresswoman Mary Peltola addresses a large crowd at Old St. Joe’s in Nome on Saturday, Sept. 24. With Peltola on stage are (left to right) Bryan Fisher, Director of the Alaska Division for Homeland Security and Emergency Management; FEMA Region 10 Administrator Willie Nunn; Nome Mayor John Handeland; Senator Lisa Murkowski and FEMA Administrator Dean
By Peter Loewi Members of the Alaska Congressional delegation toured the region with state and federal officials last weekend, including Deanne Criswell, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Administration. Senator Lisa Murkowski and...
Much of Front Street in Nome was under water during the Sept. 17 storm.
By Diana Haecker “This storm is so big that it will take about three hours for the sun to fully set on.” This was the caption to a Facebook post by the National Weather Service Alaska Region, showing a satellite photo of a gigantic weather system...
BERING SEA FIRE— In the midst of the storm, NVFD volunteers fought a fire that claimed the Bering Sea Restaurant and Bar entirely. Three people were treated for injuries, one dog perished in the fire.
By Peter Loewi At around 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, the Nome Volunteer Fire Department got a call about smoke at the Bering Sea Restaurant. When NVFD Chief Jim West Jr. made it to the scene, it was already billowing heavy smoke, and there...
MAYOR— Nome Mayor John Handeland driving around Nome to assess the situation during the storm on Sept. 17.
By Megan Gannon City Hall still reeked of smoke when Mayor John Handeland walked into an emergency meeting of the Nome Common Council on Monday. He was wearing a reflective jacket and holding a copy of a resolution to declare a disaster in Nome as...

Obituaries

Donna Morgan
Donna Morgan, 85, lifetime Nome resident, died peacefully of natural causes on September 14, 2022 just before midnight.  She was surrounded by a large group of family members in her final days....

Education

Nome-Beltz students learn about kalo cultivation at the Ka'ala farm on Oahu.

Sixteen Nome-Beltz students – 14 seniors and two juniors – traveled to Hawaii last month to learn the ways in which their counterparts on Oahu live and perpetuate their Native culture.

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