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Nome bird contracts Avian Influenza

By Davis Hovey | August 8, 2022 |

The Nome Census area now has a confirmed case of Avian Flu for this year. According to the State Veterinarian’s office, a glaucous gull tested positive for H5N1 on July 18.

Norton Sound crab fishery bounces back with record year following fishing hiatus

By Davis Hovey | August 1, 2022 |

After no commercial crabbing since 2019, this summer’s Norton Sound Red King Crab fishery had a record year of $3.7 million dollars in ex-vessel value.

Michelle Sparck on Get Out the Native Vote

By Scotty Campbell | July 26, 2022 |

Director of Strategic Initiatives of Get Out the Native Vote, Michelle Sparck, discussed the August 16 special election for the Alaska US House seat and encourages Native Alaskans to vote.

‘Mix of ingredients’ caused record smoke covering Nome and region on July 1

By Davis Hovey | July 22, 2022 |

Parts of Western Alaska and Nome were blanketed in smoke, reducing air quality to hazardous levels. The wildfires that caused smoky conditions for up to 15 hours that day were burning more than 400 miles south of Nome.

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The Liitfik Wellness and Treatment Center will eventually live in a new, two-story building across the street from the Norton Sound Regional Hospital (pictured), according to NSHC President Angie Gorn. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

CDC reports racial disparity in COVID impact

By Miriam Trujillo | June 28, 2022

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (coauthored by a Department of Health and Social Services employee) found that Alaska Native people face disproportionate risks from COVID-19, compared to white residents in Alaska.

Environment & Climate

Silhouettes of seabirds flying above an ocean at sunset.

Nome bird contracts Avian Influenza

By Davis Hovey | August 8, 2022

The Nome Census area now has a confirmed case of Avian Flu for this year. According to the State Veterinarian’s office, a glaucous gull tested positive for H5N1 on July 18.