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Nome Beltz High School Graduates Celebrate with Parade and Ceremony

Residents lined the streets of Nome as a cacophony of sirens, honks, and cheers filled the air. The slow procession of nearly 50 vehicles has become an annual tradition in Nome, when COVID-19 forced the city to practice social distancing back in 2020. Nome Beltz graduates rode in elaborately decorated cars and sat in chairs […]

Dear Friend…(June 2024)

On June 2nd we celebrate the real presence of the body of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist – the Feast of Corpus Christi. “You are what you eat” is a saying one hears regularly. And it’s true. Eating shapes our identities, defines who we are. Food highlights ethnicity, nationality, and defines holidays and celebrations. We […]

Nome’s “Prom Closet” Sparks Styles & Smiles

The daughter of Ric and Lynette Schmidt has been busy. Rosa Wright, née Schmidt, is both a math teacher and the junior class advisor at Nome-Beltz Middle High School. She noticed that students attending the prom were underdressed due to limited options. Nome high schoolers face many challenges when hunting for the right formal attire, […]

Alaska Blooms in the Garden of Time

The 2024 Met Gala showcased “Garden of Time”-themed fashion. A notable attendee was model and actress Quannah Chasinghorse, a member of the Alaska-based Hän Gwich’in tribe. She has attended the Met three times and always makes a commitment to represent her heritage. This year, she worked with Tlingit artist, Heather Dixon, who designed the forget-me-not […]

Alaskan Athletes Get Seal of Approval

Youth from all over Alaska gathered in Anchorage in late April for the Native Youth Olympics. Athletes competed in events rooted in Alaska Native tradition, such as the wrist carry and the two-foot high kick. The seal hop is generally regarded as the most grueling of all. To mimic the motion of a seal on […]

A Re-Burled Arch

The Burled Arch, the iconic symbol at the Iditarod finish line, collapsed unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27th due to wood rot. The finish line for the first Iditarod in 1973 was drawn in the snow with red Kool-Aid. Mushers wanted a more official marker, so an arch was built of burled spruce wood. This first […]

Nome-Beltz High School Is on Track

After months of hard work, Nome-Beltz High School recently formed a track and field team for the first time in nearly a decade. In the fall, cross country coach Ryan Fox proposed forming a track team as a means for more year-round running. With approval from the school and unanimous interest from his runners, he […]

GM Update: Furnace and Doors at AM Site

As we are moving into spring, I wanted to share updates on our AM site doors and the furnace for the station. Currently, we’ve surpassed our goal of $5000 for the doors replacement. The furnace fund is sitting at approximately $10,000 of our $35,000 goal. I want to thank everyone that has generously donated to […]