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Lieutenant Governor Visits Nome to Talk Relief from Diminished Cruise Season

By Catherine Rubano | May 7, 2021 |

Nome recently had its first visitors from the state capitol since the pandemic began. Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer and former representative Bill Thomas arrived on April 30th to learn how local business owners have been impacted by the decimated cruise season.

Ramp Replacement and Other Port Projects Move Forward

By Catherine Rubano | May 4, 2021 |

The concrete ramp at the harbor in the Port of Nome is set to go out of commission for repairs on July 10th if updates remain on schedule.

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.

Stebbins Gets $7.5 Million to Start Water and Sewer System

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 29, 2021 |

The Norton Sound city of Stebbins currently lacks running water or sewer to residential homes — but $7.5 million will help build a sustainable water and wastewater system for the community.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the funding in a news release Wednesday. The funds are part of the WIIN Act, or Water Infrastructure…

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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

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.

Backend of Nome police car.

Nome’s Public Safety Commission Approves New Use of Force Policy

By Colin O'Connor | March 5, 2021

Nome’s Public Safety Advisory Commission convened this month to discuss the drafted use of force policy. After several cancelled meetings due to COVID-19, and failing to make quorum, the commission did meet on Monday for the first time since October of 2020.

COVID-19

A syringe with the needle inside a vaccine bottle

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Returns to Norton Sound After FDA and CDC Says Vaccine is Safe

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 26, 2021

NSHC announced that they will continue administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, after a recommendation to providers from the CDC and the FDA that use of the vaccine may resume.

Environment & Climate

Offshore SeaBirds Feel Effects of Warmer Ocean Waters

By Catherine Rubano | February 22, 2021

Coastal seabirds have experienced significant die-offs in Western Alaska the past few years. But recent results suggest that offshore birds are also feeling the impact of low ice and warming ocean temperatures in the Bering Sea.