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

The Nome City Council has a slim list of business on the agenda for tonight’s regular meeting. An important item, though, is the second reading of the 2018 Operations and Maintenance budget for Nome Joint Utility System (NJUS). The City Council’s regular meeting convenes Monday at 7pm in Council Chambers.

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Nome Joint Utility. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

The notice, issued Thursday evening, was lifted early Saturday morning after NJUS received lab results confirming bacteria had not contaminated the water system.

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Charred metallic pieces on an outdoor power meter

A recent incident at KNOM’s AM transmitter site is but the latest example of the challenges of operating a radio station in a remote corner of the sub-Arctic.

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