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Average season ahead for pink salmon in Norton Sound, but weak forecast for chum

By Sean Milligan | May 20, 2022 |

It looks like it’s going to be a fairly average year for pink salmon in the Norton Sound region, but a weak year for chum, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jim Menard.

Nome School Board wraps up another successful school year

By Miriam Trujillo | May 20, 2022

The final Nome Public School’s Board of Education meeting of the school year discussed graduation, past school trips and sports meets and future educational programs for students and teachers alike.

New NOAA technology to study changing ocean ecosystem

By Miriam Trujillo | May 17, 2022

NOAA plans to debut the Oculus Coastal Glider summer 2022 to study the Bering Sea.

Meet the U.S. House candidates

By Alaska Public Media | May 16, 2022 |

Forty-eight candidates are running in the special election to fill the rest of Congressman Don Young’s term.

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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

Green marble and stone building with heavy metal doors

ACLU claims City of Nome is withholding information, Nome wants Hardy’s lawsuit dismissed

By Davis Hovey | January 26, 2022

The Alaska Civil Liberties Union has requested the U.S. District Court of Alaska hold the City of Nome in contempt of court and pay attorney fees on behalf of Clarice “Bun” Hardy. Meanwhile, on January 21st the City of Nome asked the court to dismiss Hardy’s case altogether.


“We’re past the worst of it,” NSHC medical director says of COVID-19 pandemic

By Sean Milligan | April 21, 2022

COVID-19 has entered its endemic phase in the Norton Sound and Bering Strait region, NSHC Medical Director Dr. Mark Peterson said. That’s where the virus exists at a fairly consistent level within a population as a part of everyday life.

Environment & Climate

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.