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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

Close-up of a white Nome Police Department vehicle.

Man Forcibly Arrested Outside Hansons, No Body Camera Footage Exists Say Police

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 30, 2021

Police arrested twenty-year old Javen Slwooko of Gambell in the Hansons grocery store on an active arrest warrant. He was mandated to return to the Seaside Center after completing his shift at Hanson’s on Friday, April 23rd but did not– prompting authorities at Seaside to notify the Nome Police for Slwooko’s arrest.

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

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.

Bering Strait Region Documents More Dead Seabirds, Wants Answers & Focus on Threats to Food Security

By Davis Hovey | August 30, 2021

Communities all over Western Alaska are finding dead seabirds on their shores for the fifth consecutive summer. Despite this persistent trend of multiple species of birds dying in large numbers, researchers and federal scientists still have no definitive explanation for the cause.