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Suspects Arrested & Others At-Large for Seasonal Cabin Break-ins, Potential Arson

By Colin O'Connor | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alaska State Troopers and the Nome Police Department have seen their fair share of cabin crime for the month of September. Multiple incidents of break-ins, burglaries, and vandalism have been reported in the Norton Sound region.

Nanook Volleyball Back in the Gym, Future of Season Up in the Air

By Sophia Desalvo | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Nome-Beltz High School volleyball team resumed practice nearly two weeks ago after an athlete tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. As it stands, the Nanooks may be the only team in the region currently holding practices.

Nome Public Safety Advisory Commission Not Involved in Florence Okpealuk Case and Not By Choice

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the midst of an ongoing search for a local missing woman, the commission says they aren’t being utilized. Nome’s Interim Mayor John Handeland, says the Public Safety Advisory Commission (PSAC) wasn’t excluded on purpose.

Gambell Has Ten Out of 12 Active COVID-19 Cases in the Norton Sound, Community-Wide Testing Underway

By Davis Hovey | September 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

There are now ten active cases of COVID-19 in the community of Gambell after Norton Sound Health Corporation announced yesterday that five new patients had tested positive in the region.

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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

An Alaskan Cabin

Suspects Arrested & Others At-Large for Seasonal Cabin Break-ins, Potential Arson

By Colin O'Connor | September 25, 2020

Alaska State Troopers and the Nome Police Department have seen their fair share of cabin crime for the month of September. Multiple incidents of break-ins, burglaries, and vandalism have been reported in the Norton Sound region.

Nome Public Safety Advisory Commission Not Involved in Florence Okpealuk Case and Not By Choice

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 25, 2020

In the midst of an ongoing search for a local missing woman, the commission says they aren’t being utilized. Nome’s Interim Mayor John Handeland, says the Public Safety Advisory Commission (PSAC) wasn’t excluded on purpose.

Missing Nome Woman is “Loving” and “Stubborn,” Her Friends and Family Say

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 22, 2020

Florence Okpealuk went missing at the end of August Since then, the community, police and the FBI have been looking for clues about her disappearance. KNOM reports on Okpealuk’s life before she went missing.

COVID-19

Gambell Has Ten Out of 12 Active COVID-19 Cases in the Norton Sound, Community-Wide Testing Underway

By Davis Hovey | September 24, 2020

There are now ten active cases of COVID-19 in the community of Gambell after Norton Sound Health Corporation announced yesterday that five new patients had tested positive in the region.

An aerial view of a large island on a cloudy day

Six Cases of COVID-19 in Norton Sound Found in One Family, Origin of Spread Unknown

By Davis Hovey | September 21, 2020

A cluster of six new cases of COVID-19 has been identified in the Norton Sound region. Norton Sound Health Corporation announced Saturday night that the patients are all part of the same household.

Environment & Climate