780 AM | 96.1 FM 


(907) 443-5221

Port Repairs Will Cost City of Nome More Than a Million

Nome port
The Port of Nome. Photo: Joy Baker, Port Director.

The Nome City Council passed one resolution on Monday night from an already minimal agenda. Emergency repairs will be made to the Port’s Westgold Dock at almost double the originally estimated cost.

During their regular meeting, the Council briefly discussed a resolution to award the dock repairs to STG Inc. at a price of $969,590 for the site work.

The Interim City Manager, John Handeland, had originally authorized $504,287 in emergency funds from the City to be used for procuring materials and doing temporary repairs on Westgold Dock. 

But according to the resolution, out of three companies the City solicited for the project, only STG was available to meet an accelerated deadline for the repairs, which came with a higher price tag. So far, the total cost of repairs is over $1.4 million.

The company’s proposal estimates the sheet pile repairs at the dock will be done by mid-August. All four present council-members — Doug Johnson, Mark Johnson, Adam Martinson, and Jennifer Reader — approved the resolution.

In other business, the Council postponed its decision to allow the Nome Chamber of Commerce to continue operating the local visitor’s center. The resolution will be approved or rejected at the next regular meeting, along with Russell Rowe’s seat on the Port Commission. Rowe’s three-year term ended on June 1, and he would need to be reappointed by the Mayor to keep his position.

The Nome City Council will convene again on July 22 at City Hall.

Image at top: the Port of Nome. Photo: Joy Baker, Port Director.

Share this story


Recent Posts

Big Game Guide Charged With Hunting Brown Bear in a Suspended Area

Krist Zwerneman, owner and operator of Council Alaska Safaris, is facing multiple charges for allegedly guiding brown bear hunts in suspended areas. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ Bethel office. The hunts occurred in GUA 22-04 and 22-05 near Nome. According to the

Read More »

Alaska Airlines Announces Upgrades Coming to Nome Airport

Alaska Airlines has unveiled a $60 million investment plan aimed at upgrading terminals and other facilities across the state. The initiative is part of the airline’s “Great Land Investment Plan” first launched in 2016. Upgrades to the airline’s 13 owned stations, including the Nome Airport, are included in the next

Read More »



Work for Us:




(907) 443-5221 


(907) 868-1200 

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that KNOM Radio Mission is located on the customary lands of Indigenous peoples. 

Based in the Bering Strait region, KNOM broadcasts throughout the homelands of the Iñupiaq, Siberian Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Yup’ik peoples.