State managers emphasized record-level chum runs, even as middle and upper river fishermen say they are not yet seeing those returns for themselves.
Over the weekend, a hunter in Nome killed the first muskox since the Alaska Department of Fish & Game opened the hunt on August 1. Meanwhile, another dog was attacked on Anvil Mountain.
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.
Nome resident Diana Adams will not face criminal charges after Wildlife troopers changed her summons for taking a musk ox out of season to a written warning. And while Adams said that’s a relief, she maintains that the July 17 kill was in defense of life and property, or DLP.
The harbor is packed; summer dredging season at its peak; and together the Nome harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard are working to get vessels into safer condition.
As her time in Nome comes to a close, Anna Rose reflects on what she’ll take with her when she leaves.
Search and Rescue efforts for a young man in Brevig Mission have ended.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is offering free vaccines for all eligible Alaskans.
A U.S. Coast Guard response boat is sitting in the Nome harbor, streamlining response operations and conducting safety boardings.
Volunteer Dayneé Rosales recently traveled to an incredible place: Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the USA and the host of a traditional whaling festival, Nalukataq.