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A Place Among the Stars

The Northern Lights in Alaska (Photo: Creative Commons)

In an audio essay, Gabe discusses the various communities he’s becoming a part of in Nome and Western Alaska, and some of the challenges that come with moving to this new, far-away place.

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One Martinson on City Council, One Martinson on School Board, Unofficial Election Results Say

Nome's polling place on Municipal Election day. Photo Credit: Gabe Colombo, KNOM (2017)

Unofficial vote tallies from Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Nome suggest most incumbents kept their seats, including Nome Mayor Richard Beneville. There were two exceptions: City Council Seat B challenger Doug Johnson, who defeated Louis Green Sr., and School Board Seat D challenger Sandy Martinson, who defeated Panganga Pungowiyi. In Tuesday’s only race with three candidates, Adam Martinson won for City Council Seat A.

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New Survey Points to Frustrations Among Nome GCI Customers

A GCI telecommunications tower in rural Alaska, silhouetted by a fiery sunset

GCI’s survey — undertaken after a February meeting checkered with local complaints over broadband coverage and data allotment — reported three main findings: 90% of Nome customers are aware of user data usage, 50% check usage regularly, and most Nomeites are appreciative of local staff but frustrated with the customer service line.

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Color Me Nome

Spring in Nome is unpredictable, bringing occasional sun or long periods of fog and snow. Daynee battles this year’s drab days by being proactive: attending community events and creating colorful sushi out of marshmallow candy. Oh yes.

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