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Schools Closed For Summer, Nome Students & Teachers Continue Distance Learning

Exterior of Nome Elementary School, an off-white building with a smiling polar bear as its mascot.

Yesterday, Governor Mike Dunleavy extended the state-wide school closures through the rest of the school year. However, for school districts across the state, including Nome Public Schools (NPS), distance education will continue. NPS’s Superintendent Jamie Burgess says this announcement did not come as a shock to the district. “I think this was something that was […]

2020 All-State Basketball Players Named, Several BSSD Athletes Included On List

Shishmaref’s Ed Kokeok was named 1A boys’ player of the year by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches (AABC) last Wednesday. He was one of 11 total athletes from Western Alaska who were awarded all-state honors this season. The Northern Lights’ star athlete ended his truncated senior season on a high note, following his team’s […]

Bering Air Will Carry Mail, Ryan Air Looks To Expand As RAVN Air Shuts Its Doors

Ravn passengers can now fly directly to Kotzebue from Anchorage and back. Photo Credit: Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017).

Airlines in the Bering Strait Region and their employees are working to cover the services formerly provided by RAVN Air, who announced they were grounding all flights and filing bankruptcy earlier this week (on Sunday). Unlike in some other parts of the state, RAVN Air isn’t the only passenger and cargo flight service in the […]