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School Board Discusses AMCC Program On the Table for Nome Schools

The Nome School Board was back in session Tuesday night, unanimously passing four action items concerning teacher housing, school debt, and sex education. To kick off the meeting, the Board approved last month’s disbursements and this month’s travel costs were approved. Afterwards, multiple students and staff were recognized for their achievement. Wyatt Ahmasuk, Virgil Walker,…

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Trawl Survey Results Show Northern Bering Sea In Flux

Blue and white boat on the water

Norton Sound Red King Crab are moving, Arctic cod numbers have dropped significantly, and Pacific cod are continuing to increase as the Northern Bering Sea ecosystem undergoes drastic change. That’s all according to preliminary results from NOAA Fisheries’ trawl survey this summer in the Northern Bering Sea (NBS). KNOM’s Davis Hovey has more: Before Lyle…

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Newest Native Veteran Allotment Act Requires Further Implementation

Last month at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks, Senator Dan Sullivan met with veterans from around the state. The discussion centered around newly enacted legislation that will allow Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans to receive allotments of land.  In March of 2019, President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management,…

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Search Ongoing for Elim Man Missing Since September

Elim in winter. Photo: KNOM File.

Volunteer searchers continue to look between Elim and Golovin for a missing Elim elder who was last seen on September 23rd. According to Alaska State Troopers, he wasn’t reported missing until October 3rd. Troopers believe 70-year-old Tommy Saccheus, Sr. tried to walk from Golovin to Elim by himself, a distance of approximately 28 miles. Trooper…

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New Domestic Violence Shelter Coming to YK-Delta

The community of Hooper Bay has never had a domestic violence shelter before but that is expected to change in January, 2020. At that time, shelter staff say they hope to be operating a 24/7 shelter to serve women and their children. Emma Smith, the Victims’ Services Coordinator for the Hooper Bay Victims Services Project…

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Port Secures $2-Million to Repair Crucial Boat Ramp

Port of Nome

The Port of Nome is moving forward with a repair project for the Inner Harbor launch ramp after a $1.69 million grant from the federal government.  Port Director Joy Baker says the ramp was built in 2005 and primarily is used for launching larger fishing vessels, dredges, and to ship cargo. “It’s seen a great…

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Results Show Pederson Elected to Utility Board

*Update: These elections results have been canvassed by the Nome City Council, as of November 7th, and are now considered official. Nome voted Larry Pederson to Utility Board Seat D after a run-off municipal election Tuesday. Out of 152 votes cast, Pederson took 98. His opponent, Gerald Hughes, had 54 votes. When the regular Municipal…

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