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City of Nome pursuing grant to fund HomePlate Apartments

By Davis Hovey | November 22, 2022 |

The City of Nome is officially onboard to financially support the community’s Housing First Project, also known as HomePlate.

Nome’s Arctic Deep Draft Port project approaches milestone

By Davis Hovey | November 14, 2022 |

A major milestone in the development of Nome’s Arctic Deep Draft Port is coming up later this month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Port of Nome’s contractors must have 95% of the design finalized by the end of November and so far, things are on track.

FEMA extends disaster application deadline

By Davis Hovey | November 14, 2022 |

Western Alaskans have an extra two weeks to apply for state and federal disaster assistance as recovery efforts from ex-Typhoon Merbok are still ongoing in various communities.

Neal Foster holds narrow lead in House District 39 race after first count of election results

By Davis Hovey | November 10, 2022 |

Unofficial election results show incumbent Neal Foster of Nome leading Tyler Ivanoff of Shishmaref by one percent of the vote. Not all votes have been tallied yet, as zero have come in from Gambell so far.

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As seen in the Nome Nugget, crab fisherman Frank McFarland holds up a rare blue-colored red king crab that he caught in his commercial crabbing pots, as Frank Kavairlook Jr. looks on. Photo: Scott Kent, ADFG.

Profile: Blue-Colored Red King Crab

By | July 18, 2014

There’s a small tourist attraction going on at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. Causing the stir is a rare, blue-colored red king crab.

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


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