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Nome athletes win all races at home invitational meet

By Miriam Trujillo | September 21, 2021

The Nome Cross Country team had a beautiful day for their home invitational meet Sept. 11. Dozens of Nomites took advantage of the weather and drove out to the Nome-Beltz Middle High School to cheer on the racers as they crossed the finish line.

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.

Alaska Fisheries Science Center appoints first tribal research coordinator

By Catherine Rubano | September 16, 2021 |

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association hired its first tribal research coordinator for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

Buildings must be fixed or come down, Nome Common Council says

By Sean Milligan | September 15, 2021 |

The Nome Common Council Sept. 13 voted to declare three properties in the city public nuisances.

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Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

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

The beginning of a colorful sunset over the sea ice in Nome.

Storms Erode Bering Sea Ice Pack; Caution Is Urged

By Davis Hovey | February 12, 2019

Winter storms currently buffeting the Bering Sea have caused sea ice coverage to be reduced by almost 25% since late January. Ice cover is variable throughout the region, and extra caution and vigilance are urged for residents considering going out on the sea ice.

COVID-19

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.

Wind farm, Nome

Energy project leaders advance sustainability in Western Alaska

By Kyle Davis | September 10, 2021

Energy innovation leaders in collaboration with Kawerak discussed projects underway for advancing the energy options. This Energy Summit explored ways for rural communities in Western Alaska to find self-sufficient and sustainable options for energy and power.