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Revelations at City Council Meeting on NPD Equipment, Garbage Disposal, and Foxes

The Nome City Council authorized the Nome Police Department’s requests for an upgraded order of tasers, via resolution, during their regular meeting on Monday night. Acting Chief Mike Heintzelman explained to KNOM that the police department found that the Axon tasers ordered last year were insufficient for penetrating through parkas and winter clothing. NPD signed…

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Nome Port Commission Unresolved on Raising Tariff Rates

Tariff rates may have to go up at the Port of Nome to keep the port profitable. That’s a conversation the Port Commission had during a work session last week and will continue to discuss this Thursday. Last week the commission discussed increasing the percentage rates for permits at the Inner Harbor by 2%. That’s…

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Nome’s Legislative Priorities on City Council Docket

City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM

Public Safety, domestic violence, and sexual assault are the top legislative priorities the City of Nome will be discussing tonight during their regular meeting. The Council will discuss two resolutions; one regarding its priorities for the state and the other for federal. Public safety made the top of both those lists. Other concerns the City…

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NJUS Says Residents Should Be Wary of Frozen Pipes, High Electric Bills, With Prolonged Sub-Zero Temps

Many Nome residents will likely see higher electric bills when they get their next monthly statement from Nome Joint Utility System (NJUS). That’s not due to any rate hikes but rather the logistics of keeping things warm in sub-zero temperatures as Nome is experiencing a couple-week cold snap.  Assistant Utility Manager for NJUS Ken Morton…

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