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Nome-Golovin 200 Postponed After Being Delayed 24-Hours

Nome-Golovin competitor at the race start

UPDATE: Due to poor weather conditions, the 2020 Nome Golovin Race has been rescheduled for March 28th at noon. Racers will also have to signup again during a rescheduled meeting on the evening of March 26th. More details to come. ORIGINAL: Despite many canceled events around the state, snowmachiners from across Alaska will take off…

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Nome Iditarod Events Postponed Due to COVID-19 Threat

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

Iditarod mushers will still be finishing on Front Street in Nome next week, but the City of Nome will not be hosting any race-related festivities. All non-essential City buildings will be closed from March 14-31st due to concerns over a potential outbreak of COVID-19. After meetings with state medical officials, the Iditarod Trail Committee announced…

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NSHC Bans Visits to QCC Over COVID-19 Concerns

The Nome hospital at dusk, viewed from the front, with light streaming through its windows.

The Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) is implementing a visitation ban for Quyanna Care Center (QCC) and stricter rules for visiting the regional hospital in Nome and village clinics. NSHC is citing precautions for the novel coronavirus as the reason for the change. There are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in Alaska. NSHC…

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National Weather Service Considers New Marine Zones

Marine Hazards Map issued by the National Weather Service, Alaska Regional District July 16, 2014.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is considering restructuring the marine zones in their Alaska Marine Weather Forecast and is looking for public input on what those zones should look like. Erin Billings is a meteorologist with NWS, and addressed the Nome Port Commission in their February 20, 2020 work session. “How far should we take…

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2020 Serum Run Expedition Teams Reach Koyuk

The Serum Run Expedition, which is tracing the steps of the 1925 quest to get medicine to Nome, reached Koyuk last night. They are planning to be in Elim Monday night. By late Thursday morning, they hope to be in Nome. Nome musher Stephanie Johnson hopes to keep up their lucky streak – but admits…

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City Council to Vote on Rate Increases at Port of Nome

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

The Nome City Council will discuss and vote tonight [MON] on adopting the proposed tariff rate increases in the Port of Nome tariff. The Nome Common Council meets tonight for their regular meeting. They will also move to final discussion on adopting the Alaska Remote Sellers Sales Tax Code. This is a uniform tax code…

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