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ESEARCH— A research consortium spanning five universities is conducting field work in Nome to study community impacts from cruise ship tourism, infrastructure, shipping and climate change. Pictured are researchers Julio Postigo (Indiana University), Laura Landrum, Robert Orttung (George Washington University), Ridwan Akogun (University of Alaska Anchorage) and (seated) Jim Powell (University of Alaska Southeast).
The expansion of the Port of Nome has left many residents with questions about how the region will change. The impending development project also offers an attractive case study for researchers who...
The Nome Common Council passed a resolution to accept a $600,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of building a 3D printed house. The City has partnered...
INDEPENDENCE DAY IN NOME— Evelyn Omiak and her eight-year-old granddaughter Frances Haag dressed up in red, white and blue for Nome’s Fourth of July celebrations on Front Street.
Although the weather forecast called for rain, the sun shoved the clouds aside and smiled on the Fourth of July celebrations in Nome, celebrating the 247th birthday of America. The day started bright...
Rick Thoman stands before the giant BIMA dredge on the icy Bering Sea in the spring of 1989. The bucket-line dredge was used to mine seafloor gold deposits until 1990 when engineers would routinely consult with Thoman, a NWS weather observer at the time, about the region's climate and weather activity.
FAIRBANKS – At the end of 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration produced its latest assessment of Arctic weather patterns, revealing the region’s most urgent climate threat –...
Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS) gathered on Friday at the Mini Convention Center to...
HOW IT WORKS — Mrun Pathare, a research assistant at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, explains how the Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) works.
High swell was rocking the R/V Sikuliaq in the Port of Nome on June 13. The research vessel has a lot of state-of-the-art features, but the group of Nomeites who boarded the ship that afternoon made...
By Megan Gannon When Nome begins to green-up, the musk oxen come back to town. As they graze on patches of grass, often within city limits, people are on alert for potentially dangerous encounters...
APAYAUQ — Apayauq Reitan sits at a table at her parents’ home in Nome to discuss her new documentary.
Snow was blowing hard in downtown Anchorage on the morning of the Iditarod ceremonial start in 2022 as 24-year-old Iñupiaq musher Apayauq Reitan hoisted a blue, pink and white transgender pride flag...
A sign at City Hall in Nome informs that the City Clerk cannot take payments, on Monday, June 12, due to an internet outage.
On Sunday, Nomeites noticed that their internet wasn’t working and that cell service was spottier than usual. By midmorning, it was clear that something bigger than just a temporary outage had...
RABID MOOSE— Jeston Weyanna captured a video of a moose walking through Teller in a staggering gait, and a foaming mouth, on Friday, June 2.
A moose that was killed in Teller last week had been infected with rabies, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game confirmed. This case marks the first record of rabies in a moose in the state. Last...

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