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City signs agreement with USACE to advance port project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District and the City of Nome signed an agreement yesterday (Jan. 25) that will advance the construction of the first deep-water port in the Arctic, which has a price tag of over $600 million.  January 26, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held […]

Federal funding awarded to Stebbins for new healthcare facility

Snow-covered, rural Alaska street on a partly cloudy winter day.

January 22, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services granted $55 million to 15 Tribes and Tribal organizations last week (Jan. 18). The funding is part of the Small Ambulatory Program, which is designed to support small ambulatory health care facilities. Stebbins, a village in the Norton Sound, was […]

Diomede school reopens after months of remote learning

January 22, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter The school in Little Diomede reopened this morning after months of remote classes. The school building closed in November after it was struck by the partially collapsed city building.  The reopening was announced on the school’s Facebook page Saturday afternoon. Before classes began, students gathered for breakfast at […]

Little Diomede school aiming to reopen by end of week

Diomede, Alaska

January 15, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter The school in Little Diomede is expected to reopen this week after months of remote classes. The school building closed in November, but staff are gearing up for an in-person semester. Teachers are scheduled to arrive in Diomede on Tuesday (Jan 16.). That’s according to an email from […]

Second storm expected to bring high winds and waters

A storm from the Bering Sea, which slapped the Seward Peninsula the past week, has canceled school and flights in some western Alaskan communities, including Nome. Another storm in the western Bering Sea is expected to move into the Chukchi Sea this [Monday] afternoon, and could cause minor flooding tonight (Jan. 15). January 15, 2024 […]

Winter storm warning extended through Saturday

January 12, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter Heavy blowing snow and freezing rain have made traveling to and from some western Alaskan communities difficult since Wednesday night. All flights to and from Nome were canceled on Thursday (1/11) because of low visibility. Joe Kryston is a lead meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. […]

Nome swimmers left high and dry amidst pool renovation delays

January 10, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter The Nome Northstar Swim Team made waves at regional meets last year. But this year those swimmers have been left out to dry because the pool has been closed since June. Nome’s only swimming pool was closed to switch from a saltwater system to chlorine. It was supposed […]

Moose hunt closed in 22B

Photo credit: Douglas Brown via Flickr Creative Commons.

January 9, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter The Federal moose season in Unit 22B west of the Darby Mountains closed on Monday (Jan. 8) at 11:59 p.m. according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management. The closure follows the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which closed the hunt on state lands […]

Potential survey could fill gaps in Fish and Games’s datasets

Fall tundra in Nome. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus, KNOM.

January 8, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter Governor Mike Dunleavy’s $10.5 billion budget announced in December includes a request for the Department of Fish and Game to perform a comprehensive subsistence survey in Nome.  The one-time project requesting $350,000, would fill a data gap in Fish and Game’s statewide subsistence dataset, called the “Subsistence Section”. […]