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Interim Police Chief Shares Update on New Sexual Assault Cases, Training, and Staff

The Nome Police Department (NPD) saw a 7% increase in calls for service and took 88 cases of reported sexual assaults in 2019. Interim NPD Chief Mike Heintzelman says eight of those cases are still open for investigation. Some of those could be waiting for additional DNA testing or other work. Upon completion, Heintzelman claims […]

Nome Council Reviews Budget Amendments and NSEDC Funds

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Tonight, organizations from around Nome find out if they will be beneficiaries of the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation’s Community Benefits Share, as the Nome City Council plans to award those funds during their regular meeting. Now that the 2020 fiscal year is halfway through, the Council begins its discussion on budget amendments. In addition, […]

Fox Sightings Spark Concern in Nome, ADF&G Promoting Rabies Prevention

If you live within Nome city limits, you may have seen foxes running around town recently. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game doesn’t know exactly how many red or arctic foxes there are locally, but says it’s likely the population is increasing along with its potential to transmit rabies. KNOM’s Davis Hovey reports on […]

Elder Voices: Vince Pikonganna

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Join “Elder Voices” for a special presentation from the KNOM Archive of two interviews with King Island elder Vince Pikonganna. Interviewed in both 2003 and 2013, Vince shares his story and his hope for future generations.