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Bering Strait Region mourns first COVID death

By Miriam Trujillo | October 15, 2021

The Norton Sound and Bering Strait region is currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. NSHC identified 15 new cases in the region Oct. 13, bringing the total number of active cases in the region to 117.

Scot Henderson takes council seat

By Sean Milligan | October 15, 2021

The Nome Common Council met on Oct. 11 to swear in new council member Scot Henderson. Henderson replaces former council member Jennifer Reader, who chose not to run for reelection this year.

Alaska Redistricting Board visits Nome

By Sean Milligan | October 15, 2021

The Alaska Redistricting Board is on a grand tour of the state, inviting comments from the public to help them create the best possible electoral map for Alaska. On Oct. 11, they were at Old St. Joe’s in Nome, with six different proposed electoral maps on display.

Nome-Beltz cross country team finishes strong with state meet in Anchorage

By Miriam Trujillo | October 14, 2021

The Nome-Beltz High School cross country team wrapped up the 2021 season with the state championship in Anchorage on Saturday, October 9

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Profiles

Gambell Seamstress Keeps Knowledge of Traditional Siberian Yupik Sewing Alive

By JoJo Phillips | June 4, 2020

Published by Lydia Apatiki of Gambell, with support from Kawerak Inc., “Sivuqam Kelugwi: A St. Lawrence Island Traditional Sewing Curriculum” uses a symbiosis of technology and traditional knowledge to revitalize a forgotten art.

Public Safety

Close-up of a white Nome Police Department vehicle.

Man Forcibly Arrested Outside Hansons, No Body Camera Footage Exists Say Police

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 30, 2021

Police arrested twenty-year old Javen Slwooko of Gambell in the Hansons grocery store on an active arrest warrant. He was mandated to return to the Seaside Center after completing his shift at Hanson’s on Friday, April 23rd but did not– prompting authorities at Seaside to notify the Nome Police for Slwooko’s arrest.

COVID-19

Environment & Climate

Close up of the face and tusks of a walrus.

Walrus bone research to inform marine wildlife protection

By Kyle Davis | September 16, 2021

Scientists researching walruses investigate bones as a method of measuring the impacts of the changing environment. This type of research on bones may open the door for more understanding and protection of marine wildlife.