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Nome’s Deep Draft Port among several Alaska projects to receive millions in federal funding

By Davis Hovey | January 20, 2022

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation announced yesterday that the Port of Nome will receive a quarter of a billion dollars for construction.

Mask mandate in effect for Nome as COVID cases surge

By Davis Hovey | January 17, 2022

As of this past Saturday, the City of Nome is again under a mask mandate. Nome’s City Manager Glenn Steckman issued an emergency order requiring people to wear face masks in all public places outside of their homes.

Governor’s Arts and Humanities Award recipient preserving Inupiaq dialect

By Davis Hovey | January 17, 2022

Roy Agloinga was a recipient of a Governor’s Arts and Humanities award last week for his work in education. But for decades, Agloinga has been preserving his region’s dialect of Inupiaq by recording and compiling phrases into an Inupiat Dictionary.

COVID cases surge in Western Alaska

By Davis Hovey | January 13, 2022

As of yesterday there are 125 active cases of COVID-19 in the Norton Sound region. More than half of those individuals are located in Nome.

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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

Black and white image of helicopter on the ground.

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters on Sinuk River

By Miriam Trujillo | November 2, 2021

The watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th district command center received a call, at 11 p.m. on Oct. 28, informing them of overdue boaters in need of aid on the Sinuk River near Nome, Alaska. The watchstanders directed the launch of an aircrew, Oct. 29, to bring the boaters survival supplies, and a helicopter crew to rescue the boaters later in the day.


Environment & Climate

Latest research from Woods Hole finds HABs growing locally in Northern waters

By Davis Hovey | October 26, 2021

Scientists have documented an increase in abundance of harmful algal blooms in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. These HABs carry toxins, but scientists still aren’t sure what effect this will have on marine mammals.