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Windy March Storms in Wales Cause Concern for Future

By Colin O'Connor | April 16, 2021 |

March brought a series of storms across the Seward Peninsula, and in one Bering Strait community that meant a series of power outages.

DOI Halts Development on Millions of Acres of Seward Peninsula and Alaska Lands

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 16, 2021 |

The Department of the Interior is delaying plans that could have opened 28 million acres of BLM lands in Alaska to mining and mineral development.

One-Year Since COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Nome, The Region Fights Virus With Creativity

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 14, 2021 |

Throughout the pandemic so far, there have been no deaths reported for any regional residents. As of this week, NSHC has reported a total of 338 positive cases of COVID-19 since the first confirmed case in April 2020. Six people have been hospitalized.

NSHC Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

By Kevin S. Fox | April 13, 2021 |

Norton Sound Health Corporation is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure due to an extremely rare side effect of blood clotting that has occurred in a small number of patients nationwide.

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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

Backend of Nome police car.

Nome’s Public Safety Commission Approves New Use of Force Policy

By Colin O'Connor | March 5, 2021

Nome’s Public Safety Advisory Commission convened this month to discuss the drafted use of force policy. After several cancelled meetings due to COVID-19, and failing to make quorum, the commission did meet on Monday for the first time since October of 2020.

COVID-19

The sun sets over the Bering Sea in the late afternoon. Clouds fill the sky, and snow covers the ground and buildings in Nome

One-Year Since COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Nome, The Region Fights Virus With Creativity

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 14, 2021

Throughout the pandemic so far, there have been no deaths reported for any regional residents. As of this week, NSHC has reported a total of 338 positive cases of COVID-19 since the first confirmed case in April 2020. Six people have been hospitalized.

Environment & Climate