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Community-integrated, positive approach for youth suicide prevention

By Miriam Trujillo | September 24, 2021

The Alaska Native Collaborative Hub for Research on Resilience and the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council partnered this month to host a webinar on suicide prevention among Alaska Native youth.

Nome Port Commission begins planning development of deep draft port project

By Catherine Rubano | September 23, 2021

From the Governor’s visit in August to the Port of Nome sponsoring and presenting at the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, the Arctic Deep Draft Project is moving forward in development.

Nome athletes win all races at home invitational meet

By Miriam Trujillo | September 21, 2021

The Nome Cross Country team had a beautiful day for their home invitational meet Sept. 11. Dozens of Nomites took advantage of the weather and drove out to the Nome-Beltz Middle High School to cheer on the racers as they crossed the finish line.

Walrus bone research to inform marine wildlife protection

By Kyle Davis | September 16, 2021 |

Scientists researching walruses investigate bones as a method of measuring the impacts of the changing environment. This type of research on bones may open the door for more understanding and protection of marine wildlife.

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Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

Profiles

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.

Public Safety

Close-up of a white Nome Police Department vehicle.

Man Forcibly Arrested Outside Hansons, No Body Camera Footage Exists Say Police

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 30, 2021

Police arrested twenty-year old Javen Slwooko of Gambell in the Hansons grocery store on an active arrest warrant. He was mandated to return to the Seaside Center after completing his shift at Hanson’s on Friday, April 23rd but did not– prompting authorities at Seaside to notify the Nome Police for Slwooko’s arrest.

COVID-19

Environment & Climate

Close up of the face and tusks of a walrus.

Walrus bone research to inform marine wildlife protection

By Kyle Davis | September 16, 2021

Scientists researching walruses investigate bones as a method of measuring the impacts of the changing environment. This type of research on bones may open the door for more understanding and protection of marine wildlife.

Wind farm, Nome

Energy project leaders advance sustainability in Western Alaska

By Kyle Davis | September 10, 2021

Energy innovation leaders in collaboration with Kawerak discussed projects underway for advancing the energy options. This Energy Summit explored ways for rural communities in Western Alaska to find self-sufficient and sustainable options for energy and power.