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Nome Council Plans to Expand COVID Relief, Support Black Lives Matter

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 28, 2020 | 1 Comment

The City of Nome still has hundreds of thousands of dollars in CARES Act funding to spend by December 31st.

School in Gambell Closes Amidst Community-wide ‘Hunker Down’ Notice

By Sophia Desalvo | September 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gambell’s school has closed its doors to staff, students, and community members until Oct. 9th. That decision was made as a result of a recent 14-day “hunker down” notice imposed by the city.

COVID-19 Cases in Gambell More Than Double in a Week

By Davis Hovey | September 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are now 19 active cases of COVID-19 in the community of Gambell. Norton Sound Health Corporation announced today two new patients tested positive for the virus on Sunday, three on Saturday, and four on Friday.

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.

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Profiles

Close-up of Nome and Bering Strait region on a color map of Alaska

By 2014, a Wellness and Sobering Center in Nome

By | December 26, 2012

To respond to the need for substance abuse treatment in the Norton Sound, Norton Sound Health Corporation is planning on starting a substance abuse treatment center in Nome. The Wellness and Sobering Center will be based in the old hospital, and may open as early as fall 2014.

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.

Environment & Climate