Criticism from miners has focused on a recent letter from city manager Josie Bahnke claiming “negative social impacts” from Nome’s offshore gold boom, but others, including the Nome Chamber of Commerce president, say they’re waiting for more information about the gold sector’s costs and benefits to town.
Last night’s City Council meeting heard a vocal but symbolic show of frustration from members of Nome’s mining community over a perceived slight by city officials.
Story49 pays tribute to the Little Sisters of Jesus as they prepare to leave Western Alaska. Sisters Damiene and Nermala reflect on their time in Nome, Diomede, and Anchorage.
A Nome City Council work session about a controversial contract was canceled after legal advice the council has no say in deciding zoning ordinances.
Fish and Game biologists say the early opening is directly linked to the number of animals around Nome this summer.
A bull musk ox is dead after it was shot by an area biologist in Kotzebue following the goring of a sled-dog early last Friday morning.
The first spill response drill conducted by the state, fuel shippers, and cleanup crews in the Bering Strait has given a measure for how much is still unknown about handling to oil spills in the region.
Plans for Nome’s new museum and library in the proposed Richard Foster Building will move ahead, with pilings set to be in the ground by this fall.
The Denali Oncology Group annual conference is the largest gathering of oncologists in the state of Alaska. And this year, it was held in Nome.
The Nome State Building on Front Street is down to its bare bones amid renovations administrators say should be completed by early April 2015.