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“Milestone”: Reinstated Climate Plan Incorporates Indigenous Tribes and Their Knowledge

By Emily Hofstaedter | January 22, 2021 |

President Joe Biden passed several climate-related executive orders on his first day in office earlier this week. Among those is an order reinstating the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area, an Obama-era executive order that includes protections from off-shore oil and gas leasing in the Norton Sound and waters around St. Lawrence Island.

What to Expect When Traveling to Nome Based on City Requirements

By Emily Hofstaedter | January 22, 2021 |

The City of Nome continues to ask travelers coming from the Anchorage airport to practice quarantining to slow the spread of COVID-19. However with more people becoming fully vaccinated or having recovered from COVID-19, there are more options and sometimes more confusion than before.

Nome’s Oldest Mushing Organization Hosted 20-Mile Race

By Colin O'Connor | January 22, 2021 |

Nome Kennel Club hosted a 20-mile sled dog race on Saturday, with the requirements being a minimum of three mushers and each team having at least eight excited dogs.

Fire Caused by Electrical Heater in Nome Apartment

By Emily Hofstaedter | January 21, 2021 |

An electrical fire on Wednesday caused no injuries but did some significant damage to the apartment units at 603 Seppala Drive in Nome.

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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

Stack of papers and a rape kit supplies on a table.

Legislator Seeks to “Rewrite” Alaska’s Consent Law, Speed Up Rape Kit Testing

By Davis Hovey | January 19, 2021

Rep. Geran Tarr pre-filed House Bill 5 earlier this month which includes rape kit testing reform, further protections for underage victims of sexual abuse, and updates the state’s sexual consent law.

COVID-19

Woman wearing a bright reflective jacket and face covering standing outside COVID tent

What to Expect When Traveling to Nome Based on City Requirements

By Emily Hofstaedter | January 22, 2021

The City of Nome continues to ask travelers coming from the Anchorage airport to practice quarantining to slow the spread of COVID-19. However with more people becoming fully vaccinated or having recovered from COVID-19, there are more options and sometimes more confusion than before.

Environment & Climate

President Biden's hands sigining paperwork

“Milestone”: Reinstated Climate Plan Incorporates Indigenous Tribes and Their Knowledge

By Emily Hofstaedter | January 22, 2021

President Joe Biden passed several climate-related executive orders on his first day in office earlier this week. Among those is an order reinstating the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area, an Obama-era executive order that includes protections from off-shore oil and gas leasing in the Norton Sound and waters around St. Lawrence Island.

Map of Bering Strait surface

High Frequency Radar Sites in Wales and Shishmaref, Could Help Track Debris and Save Lives

By Catherine Rubano | January 21, 2021

New technology in Wales and Shishmaref that utilizes high frequency radar is collecting important data about the Bering Sea’s ocean currents. That data could help track debris, improve weather forecasts, and even save lives.