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Arctic Shipping Legislation Introduced, Nome Has Mixed Reviews on Its Scope

Arctic Shipping

Nome city officials are optimistic about new legislation that would enact a federal advisory commission to study shipping in the Arctic. But other Nome entities are calling for the Arctic legislation to do more to address several changes happening in the region, not just changes in shipping traffic. Nome Port Director Joy Baker sees the proposed legislation […]

Pies, Folsom Prison Blues, and Hope at the 2019 AMCC Christmas Potlatch

Almost every year, Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (AMCC) in Nome holds a community potlatch around Christmas-time. Inmates at the facility can invite family and community members for food, fellowship, and music. KNOM’s Emily Hofstaedter sat down for the Christmas meal at AMCC on Wednesday and reports on the sense of hope and healing it brought […]

Northern Lights’ Viewers Stuck in Snow, Rescued by Nome SAR

Block letters spelling "POLICE" on the side of a Nome Police Department SUV.

Two Nome Office of Children Services workers spent more than 15 hours in their vehicle while temperatures dropped below zero and snow and fog set in Thursday night into Friday. Both are now back at home safe after they were stuck in the snow about 30 miles outside of Nome. According to the Nome Police Department, […]