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Nome Port Commission Discusses Tariffs, Cruise Ship Season in Regular Meeting

By Catherine Rubano | February 25, 2021 |

Nome’s Port Commission met on February 18th to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, tariffs, Covid-19 criteria for the harbor, and more updates for the Deep Draft Port project.

Recovery Crews Responding to Fuel Spill Near Wales School

By Emily Hofstaedter | February 25, 2021 |

Crews in Wales continue to recover hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled near the Kingikmiut School last week.

New Concessions Stand for Nome-Beltz Gets a Boost from NSEDC Funds

By Emily Hofstaedter | February 25, 2021 |

Improvement projects for the Nome-Beltz gym were some of the main beneficiaries of the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation’s 2020 year-end Community Benefits Share.

2021 Iron Dog Red Lantern Finishers Joseph and Israel Hale Make Historical First

By Colin O'Connor | February 23, 2021 |

On Saturday Joseph and Israel Hale became the first ever disabled team to finish the full 2,600-mile Iron Dog race.

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Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice

Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

Police officer standing in front of Nome Police Dept. in the winter.

Part 4 – Seeking Justice, Wanting Protection: Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

By KNOM Radio | February 19, 2021

This is the fourth in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome, and efforts by law enforcement to heal long-standing mistrust within the Alaska Native community.

Profile shot of two woman standing outside in the winter time.

Part 3 – Seeking Justice, Wanting Protection: Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

By KNOM Radio | February 5, 2021

This is the third in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome, and efforts by law enforcement to heal long-standing mistrust within the Alaska Native community.

Woman standing on hill overlooking Nome.

Part 2 – Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice: Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

By KNOM Radio | January 30, 2021

This is the second in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome. Other segments deal with law enforcement and prosecution, but this part focuses on victim experiences.

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

COVID-19

A photo of the village of White Mountain.

White Mountain Leads Regional Vaccinations

By Emily Hofstaedter | February 23, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination rate in the Norton Sound slowly climbs, some communities are seeing most eligible adults get the first dose of the vaccine. White Mountain, a community of about 200, leads the Norton Sound region in vaccination rates.

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Bering Strait School District Approves Travel for Basketball Competition Between Villages in “GREEN”

By Sophia Desalvo | February 9, 2021

In a meeting last week, the School Board for the Bering Strait School District approved a plan for basketball teams to travel between villages that are in the “GREEN” zone.

Environment & Climate

Offshore SeaBirds Feel Effects of Warmer Ocean Waters

By Catherine Rubano | February 22, 2021

Coastal seabirds have experienced significant die-offs in Western Alaska the past few years. But recent results suggest that offshore birds are also feeling the impact of low ice and warming ocean temperatures in the Bering Sea.