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Stebbins Goes On Lockdown In Response to Outbreak

By Catherine Rubano | July 30, 2021

Stebbins is “hunkering down” in response to an outbreak in the village.

Shaktoolik Welcomes New VPSO

By Sean Milligan | July 29, 2021

Travis Savetilik stepped into the role of Shaktoolik’s Village Public Safety Officer on July 12. He graduated from the Alaska Law Enforcement Training program in Sitka a month earlier.

Nome Port Commission Holds Open House

By Catherine Rubano | July 29, 2021

On July 15, the Nome Port Commission held an open house at Old Saint Joe’s to give community members a chance to ask questions about port projects.

Multiple Buyers Turn Norton Sound’s Commercial Fishing Season Around

By Miriam Trujillo | July 29, 2021

After the Norton Sound Commercial Fishery canceled its chum season due to record low chum runs, a promising run of pinks turned the summer around.

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Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

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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.

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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.

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