HomePlate Apartments could move residents in by November

By Ava White | September 14, 2023

A project to build permanent supportive housing in Nome is making significant progress towards the building’s completion as winter quickly approaches in Western Alaska.  The HomePlate Apartments will provide housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Chronic homelessness is described by NEST Director Shoni Evans as someone experiencing homelessness for three years or more. Nome Community…

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Nanooks X/C team makes personal records against Kotzebue

By Ava White | September 11, 2023

Fall sports are in full swing for high school students, and the Nome-Beltz cross country team started the season strong. The Mighty Nanooks cross country team experienced intense competition against the Kotzebue Huskies over the weekend (Sep. 8-9), with each runner achieving their fastest times of the season.  On Friday (Sep. 8), the Nanooks C…

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Alaskans overcome connectivity challenges to pursue “American Idol” dreams

By Ava White | September 7, 2023

From Jennifer Hudson to Carrie Underwood, the television show ‘American Idol’ is known for launching the careers of successful performers. Four musicians were in Nome (September 6) in hopes of being selected to audition live in front of celebrity judges in Los Angeles, California. This year, ‘American Idol’ hosted virtual open calls in all 50…

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