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Nome Council Plans to Expand COVID Relief, Support Black Lives Matter

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 28, 2020 | 1 Comment

The City of Nome still has hundreds of thousands of dollars in CARES Act funding to spend by December 31st.

School in Gambell Closes Amidst Community-wide ‘Hunker Down’ Notice

By Sophia Desalvo | September 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gambell’s school has closed its doors to staff, students, and community members until Oct. 9th. That decision was made as a result of a recent 14-day “hunker down” notice imposed by the city.

COVID-19 Cases in Gambell More Than Double in a Week

By Davis Hovey | September 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are now 19 active cases of COVID-19 in the community of Gambell. Norton Sound Health Corporation announced today two new patients tested positive for the virus on Sunday, three on Saturday, and four on Friday.

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

By Colin O'Connor | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

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.

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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

Environment & Climate