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Nome and Brevig Mission COVID-19 Cases Spike, Health Officials Call for Public Action

By Sean Milligan | October 22, 2021 |

Norton Sound Health Corporation has reported 55 new active cases of COVID-19 in the Bering Strait region over the last two days. 38 of those new cases are in Nome, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 87.

Lady Nanooks take second in first home tournament of the season

By Miriam Trujillo | October 21, 2021

The Nome-Beltz Volleyball teams placed second in their first home tournament of the season. The Lady Nanooks played Barrow and Bethel at the Nome-Beltz High School in the Arctic Pinkies volleyball tournament.

New ski team, concession stand, and other projects coming to the Nome School District

By Miriam Trujillo | October 18, 2021

Nome Public School’s Board of Education announced new projects at their October meeting.

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.

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Profiles

Silver Salmon Fry under microscope at Nome Elementary School.

Nome-Beltz Teacher Receives STEM Grant for Research Lab Kits, to Develop Young Scientists

By Sophia Desalvo | September 23, 2020

Dr. Anthony Husemann, a full-time science teacher at NBHS, received $5000 in grant money to serve as a mentor for Nome students to be able to conduct science research independently, as well as to develop STEM projects.

Public Safety

An Alaskan Cabin

Suspects Arrested & Others At-Large for Seasonal Cabin Break-ins, Potential Arson

By Colin O'Connor | September 25, 2020

Alaska State Troopers and the Nome Police Department have seen their fair share of cabin crime for the month of September. Multiple incidents of break-ins, burglaries, and vandalism have been reported in the Norton Sound region.

Nome Public Safety Advisory Commission Not Involved in Florence Okpealuk Case and Not By Choice

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 25, 2020

In the midst of an ongoing search for a local missing woman, the commission says they aren’t being utilized. Nome’s Interim Mayor John Handeland, says the Public Safety Advisory Commission (PSAC) wasn’t excluded on purpose.

Missing Nome Woman is “Loving” and “Stubborn,” Her Friends and Family Say

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 22, 2020

Florence Okpealuk went missing at the end of August Since then, the community, police and the FBI have been looking for clues about her disappearance. KNOM reports on Okpealuk’s life before she went missing.

COVID-19

Nome and Brevig Mission COVID-19 Cases Spike, Health Officials Call for Public Action

By Sean Milligan | October 22, 2021

Norton Sound Health Corporation has reported 55 new active cases of COVID-19 in the Bering Strait region over the last two days. 38 of those new cases are in Nome, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 87.

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.