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Traveling Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, Six Active Cases in Norton Sound

By Davis Hovey | September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Norton Sound Health Corporation has announced a new case of COVID-19 in a regional resident who is currently outside of the Norton Sound region.

Nome’s Sexual Assault Kits Will Be Tested Faster Following $40,000 Donation

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kawerak, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and Norton Sound Health Corporation are all pitching in to pay for testing of Nome’s back logged sexual assault kits. The total funds equal $38,295.

Record Amount of Rain Drenches Nome and Surrounding Area

By Davis Hovey | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Nome’s climate records continue to be broken. The latest was the Goldrush City’s amount of daily rainfall, which was set at more than one and a quarter inches of rain earlier this week.

Nome Council Doles Out Additional School Funding, Hears Safety Concerns From Public

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Nome Common Council gave the local school system an extra $165,000 to cover COVID-19 costs. A significant portion of that will pay for personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.

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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

Nome’s Sexual Assault Kits Will Be Tested Faster Following $40,000 Donation

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 18, 2020

Kawerak, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and Norton Sound Health Corporation are all pitching in to pay for testing of Nome’s back logged sexual assault kits. The total funds equal $38,295.

More Resources on the Way for Nome Woman Search, Potential Assistance from FBI

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 12, 2020

Local authorities in Nome are looking for all of the help they can get which includes Alaska’s new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person’s (MMIP) Coordinator, a new position created as part of the Trump Administration’s Operation Lady Justice.

COVID-19

Norton Sound Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Unidentified Community

By Emily Hofstaedter | August 4, 2020

While the identity of the resident’s village is not being reported at this time due to privacy concerns, NSHC’s Public Relations Manager Reba Lean did share that the positive test was administered within the region.

A sunny day in Unalakleet. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)

Unalakleet Sees First Case of COVID-19 From Non-Resident Traveling Into Community

By Davis Hovey | August 3, 2020

A non-resident of the Norton Sound region tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on their way to Unalakleet. The reason for the patient’s trip to the region is unknown at this time.

Nome's Jamie Yi crosses the finish line in White Mountain, 2017

Fall Sports Under COVID-19 Restrictions Begin in Nome and the Bering Strait Region

By Emily Hofstaedter | July 30, 2020

Both NPS and BSSD will be following recommendations from the Alaska School Activities Association. That includes adhering to social distancing, and asking students and coaches to wear masks when they can’t stay six feet apart.

Environment & Climate