Nome’s ambulance department has a new arrangement with Norton Sound Health Corporation, a result of meetings and compromise between the NSHC administration and the City of Nome. It goes into effect May 1.
As City Manager Tom Moran describes, the Council’s second amendment to the budget on Monday night increased total revenue and surplus based on the seasonal sales tax, “which would make the General Fund revenue $12,660,937.74 and, then, the savings $1,236,159.67.”
On Thursday, waylaid snowmachiners Thomas Olanna and Brandon Tocktoo of Brevig Mission were found in a cabin near the Sinuk River bridge, both suffering from frostbite.
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members and a paramedic from the Nome Volunteer Fire Department located a male and female pair who had attempted to snowmachine to Serpentine Hot Springs.
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.
An initial search on Monday led troopers to Balderas’s vehicle at mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway, but found no sign of him.
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.
As new noise, firearm, and marijuana ordinances are readied for public consumption, the city council is preparing to interview two candidates for the city manager job.
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.