This year, the City Council received 22 proposals. The funding requests add up to almost $290,000 — nearly double the donation available.
The senator’s visit will be her first trip to Nome in almost four years. Nome Mayor Richard Beneville will lead her tour, which will include stops at Nome-Beltz, the port, and Airport Pizza.
Last Friday, a bearded seal became stranded on Nome’s west side of town. Although it showed some signs of sickness, experts released the seal back into the wild.
Nome Elementary School will host two performances of Assimilation — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
Nome Superintendent Shawn Arnold proposed a resolution aimed at adding the holiday to the district’s official calendar.
The Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch has started a fundraiser where anyone can contribute toward their goal of $200,000 for two slaughter units.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies held a meeting in Nome to start the revision process, which will take about a year.
Fifty students gathered for a weekend of teambuilding and tackling tough issues during the annual youth leadership retreat.
Nome voters will cast ballots for mayor, city council, school board, and the utility board; voters in Nome, Elim, Savoonga, St. Michael, and Teller will also vote for their NSEDC board member.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.