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KNOM Update News

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


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

Results From 2019 Audit of Nome Police Not Yet Released, No Reason Given for Delay

By Emily Hofstaedter | August 12, 2020

Russell Consulting LLC visited Nome on November 5th, 2019 to externally review policing procedures, evidence collection, and other issues. Nearly ten months later, nothing from the audit has materialized.

Snow-covered, rural Alaska street on a partly cloudy winter day.

Stebbins Teacher Arrested for Explicit Messages Had License Previously Revoked for Other Offenses in Oregon

By Emily Hofstaedter | July 30, 2020

65-year-old Lon Dean Gillas allegedly used his Bering Strait School District Google account to discuss sex and ask for explicit photos from a minor. The underage girl did not live in Alaska.


Environment & Climate