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Legislation the Key to Future Educational Tribal Compacting, Discussions Ongoing with Governor

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s administration has been discussing plans for possible legislation with federally-recognized tribes that will allow for educational tribal compacts in Alaska. During a presentation and listening session last month, the governor gave examples of what that could look like in rural Alaska communities. KNOM’s Joe Coleman reports: Department of Education Project Coordinator and…

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Nanooks Basketball Falls Short in First Tournament of Season

The Nome Subway Showdown concluded this past weekend, with Soldotna claiming victory over the Nanooks basketball teams. The Nome boys’ team was led by high-scorer Dawson Schaeffer and the girls’ team by Lisa Okbaok. Overall, the Nanooks boys took 2nd in the Subway Showdown, with the team losing only to eventual tournament champions Soldotna, 62…

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Nanook Basketball Kicks Off Season Against Redington

The Nome Nanooks, in white, take on the Barrow Whalers, in purple, on the basketball court at Nome-Beltz Junior-Senior High School

The Nome Nanook basketball season started late last month with a varsity exhibition game versus Redington. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams played, with the boys’ team taking home a win to start their season. Pat Callahan, the coach for the boys’ basketball team, and Nome-Beltz activities director, says that he speculated they would barely…

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Nanook Wrestlers End Season With Five Placing at States

December 20th-21st, the Nome wrestling team sent eleven wrestlers to the state meet and were joined by a number of Bering Strait School District teams including Brevig Mission and Gambell as the 2019 wrestling season drew to a close. “We had five boys qualify and only one of the five guys was seeded, but four…

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White Mountain Waiting for New Postmaster as Christmas Approaches

An aerial overview of White Mountain

White Mountain has been without regular postal service since late October, according to the Alaska United States Postal Service (USPS), after their former postmaster left her position and no full-time staff member has filled the opening. All first-class mail for White Mountain is being held in Nome until further notice. KNOM’s Joe Coleman has this…

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Golovin, Shishmaref Take Top Spots at BSSD Mix Six Tournament

Two weeks ago, Bering Strait School District held their Mix Six Volleyball Tournament to determine who would move on to the state competition. Twelve of the fifteen total district schools competed and the top two moved on to state. With the majority of BSSD teams represented, games started on November 20th, a Wednesday of that…

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