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With State Funding in Limbo, Nome Public Schools Presents 2025 Budget to City

Nome-Beltz Middle High School sits amongst snow as temporary fixes to an aging roof cause persistent trouble for maintenance crews. KNOM stock photo. April 10, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director At a Nome City Council meeting held on Monday, April 8, Jamie Burgess, Superintendent of Nome Public Schools (NPS), laid out the financial landscape facing […]

NJUS to Host Community Energy Discussion on Nuclear Microreactor Technology

A power pole in Nome. KNOM stock photo. April 9, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director The Nome Joint Utility System (NJUS) will host a public discussion Wednesday, April 17 to provide information on the potential benefits of constructing a nuclear microreactor in Nome. This discussion seeks to build on a previous hearing held in August […]

Two Nome-Beltz Basketball Players Earn First Team All-State Honors

Richard Cross prepares to take a free throw at the Alaska 3A State Championship. Janice Homekingkeo photo. April 5, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director Nome-Beltz Middle High School’s Richard Cross and Finn Gregg have been named to the 2023-24 All-State basketball first team by the Alaska Basketball Coaches Association. Both players played pivotal roles in […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Grants Permit for Dredging Operation Despite Local Opposition

The Solomon River area along the Nome-Council Highway. Maddie Winchester photo. March 20, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director Following years of applications, reapplications, and public dissent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division has offered a permit to IPOP, LLC, allowing the company to dredge and dispose of material in waters 25 miles […]

Wilson Hoogendorn Wins 2024 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race

Competitors of the 2024 Nome Golovin snowmachine race wait at the start line as a helicopter hovers in the background. Janice Homekingkeo photo. March 20, 2024 Janice Homekingkeo, Communications Director Ben Townsend, News Director Huddled together in groups scattered across the frigid sea ice running parallel to Front Street, nearly 100 people cheered as rookie […]

Young Racers Shine at Fourth Annual Nome Youth 120 & 200 Snowmachine Race

A child wearing warm clothing and protective gear rides a snowmachine across an icy trail.

A young competitor at the fourth annual Nome Youth 120 & 200 Snowmachine race leans into a turn around the freshly plowed track canvassing the small boat harbor in Nome. Janice Homekingkeo photo. March 19, 2024 Sarah Swartz, News Reporter Over 150 residents and motorsport fans scaled the railing near the small boat harbor in […]

Dallas Seavey Overcomes Early Adversity to Become Six-Time Iditarod Champion

2024 Iditarod Champion, Dallas Seavey, holds an oversized check above his head as the crowd on Front Street celebrates his victory.

2024 Iditarod Champion, Dallas Seavey, holds an oversized check above his head as the crowd on Front Street celebrates his victory. (Ben Townsend photo) March 12, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director Dallas Seavey entered the history books with a dominant performance in the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, claiming a record sixth victory. Seavey […]