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Two Weeks Later, Third Miner is Still Missing After Nome Shipwreck

By Emily Hofstaedter | October 29, 2020 |

Alexie Klutchnikov has still not been recovered after “The Charlotte” wrecked near Cape Nome on October 15th. Nome Search & Rescue Chief Jim West Jr. says searchers comb the beaches at least daily

Village of Solomon Receives Funds to Support Solar Energy Source

By Catherine Rubano | October 29, 2020 |

The Village of Solomon is one step closer to running on renewable energy after the community received a grant from GRID Alternatives to go towards an $87,000 solar project.

City Of Nome Plans to Dole Out 4th Round of COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses

By Emily Hofstaedter | October 28, 2020 |

This round will allow businesses to submit quotes or receipts for amounts up to $7,500, showing how COVID-19 has affected their operations.

Ballot Measure 2 Promises to Overhaul Alaskan Elections For Better or For Worse

By Sophia Desalvo | October 28, 2020 |

The three components encompassed in Ballot Measure 2 are increased campaign financing disclosure requirements, a top-four primary election open to all Alaskan voters, and ranked choice voting.

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Silver Salmon Fry under microscope at Nome Elementary School.

Nome-Beltz Teacher Receives STEM Grant for Research Lab Kits, to Develop Young Scientists

By Sophia Desalvo | September 23, 2020

Dr. Anthony Husemann, a full-time science teacher at NBHS, received $5000 in grant money to serve as a mentor for Nome students to be able to conduct science research independently, as well as to develop STEM projects.

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Environment & Climate

Bering Strait Region Sees More Debris from Russian Side, But Source Still Unknown

By Catherine Rubano | October 17, 2020

In late July, foreign debris began to wash up on Bering Strait shores. Almost three months later, NOAA and local groups are working together to determine which vessel is the source of the trash.