Since 1999, Nome’s Volunteer Ambulance Department, the only ambulance service in town, has been overseen by the City. But now, another entity is considering operating their own ambulance service.
Without four Nome city councilmen present, a quorum could not be reached, and no ordinances or resolutions could be passed. Instead of a regular meeting, open discussion focused on NJUS labor contract negotiations and concerns about the City-run ambulance service losing money.
A City of Nome pickup truck was stolen Monday night, then found wrecked and abandoned Tuesday morning on the Kougarok Road. Currently, there are no known suspects.
No one was injured in the kitchen fire smoldering in the home of a Nome ambulance department volunteer, but the intense heat and smoke killed his dog while he was out on a call.
The shack next to the city’s ice skating rink will be partly demolished after an electrical fire on Wednesday night.
A small blaze ignited on Nome’s 3rd Avenue and Steadman Street Wednesday evening—damaging the gear room and warm-up shack next to the city’s ice skating rink.
A group of four boaters leaving Nome late Monday night were forced ashore by engine trouble. They started a fire to stay warm, but the flames quickly got out of hand.
Ten charges were handed down against 34-year-old Kandie Allen on Nov. 24, including felony arson and assault charges.
The annual PFD payout is, for many, a holiday unto itself. For communities like Nome, the arrival of PFD checks also means business — and, for emergency responders, vigilance.
Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Thursday evening at a Nome eight-plex apartment at the intersection of East 3rd Avenue and Moore Way.