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Nome Common Council passes new housing ordinances

By Sean Milligan | May 25, 2022

The Nome Common Council passed three new ordinances at its May 23 meeting designed to promote the construction of new rental housing in the city.

Average season ahead for pink salmon in Norton Sound, but weak forecast for chum

By Sean Milligan | May 20, 2022 |

It looks like it’s going to be a fairly average year for pink salmon in the Norton Sound region, but a weak year for chum, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jim Menard.

Nome School Board wraps up another successful school year

By Miriam Trujillo | May 20, 2022

The final Nome Public School’s Board of Education meeting of the school year discussed graduation, past school trips and sports meets and future educational programs for students and teachers alike.

New NOAA technology to study changing ocean ecosystem

By Miriam Trujillo | May 17, 2022

NOAA plans to debut the Oculus Coastal Glider summer 2022 to study the Bering Sea.

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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

Green marble and stone building with heavy metal doors

ACLU claims City of Nome is withholding information, Nome wants Hardy’s lawsuit dismissed

By Davis Hovey | January 26, 2022

The Alaska Civil Liberties Union has requested the U.S. District Court of Alaska hold the City of Nome in contempt of court and pay attorney fees on behalf of Clarice “Bun” Hardy. Meanwhile, on January 21st the City of Nome asked the court to dismiss Hardy’s case altogether.


“We’re past the worst of it,” NSHC medical director says of COVID-19 pandemic

By Sean Milligan | April 21, 2022

COVID-19 has entered its endemic phase in the Norton Sound and Bering Strait region, NSHC Medical Director Dr. Mark Peterson said. That’s where the virus exists at a fairly consistent level within a population as a part of everyday life.

Environment & Climate

Federal Subsistence Board makes regulation changes to Units 22 and 23

By Miriam Trujillo | May 10, 2022

The FSB’s teleconference in April covered issues relevant to Units 22 and 23. Those topics included a decision to conserve Alaska hare in Units 22 and 23, a redefinition of Alaska hare, closures and rescinded closures in moose hunting, and a special action for musk ox permits.