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Front Street Resurfacing Receives New Funding

The long-awaited resurfacing of Front Street in Nome continues to move forward, thanks in part to an additional $363,800 in funding from the State of Alaska’s 2025 budget. The project has been in the works since 2019 when the Department of Transportation (DOT) allocated $5.5 million in Community Transportation Project (CTP) funding.  The Front Street […]

Local Athletes, Competitors Shine at WEIO 2024

Regional residents descended on Fairbanks last week to take part in WEIO 2024. The annual event that began in 1961 celebrates native sports and culture. Competitors from the Seward Peninsula and nearby region are bolded below.  Seal Skinning 1st Place: Casey Ferguson, Anchorage, 2 min 2.19 sec 2nd Place: Marjorie Tahbone, Nome, 2 min 12.94 […]

Sockeye Salmon Limit Lifted on Pilgrim River

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has announced a waiver on annual per-household harvest limits for sockeye salmon on the Pilgrim River, effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 15. Recent escapement projections indicate that the escapement goal for sockeye salmon at the Pilgrim River weir will be met, with a significant harvestable surplus […]

Open Comment Period Opens for Boulder Creek Uranium Property

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced an open comment period for the Boulder Creek property located north of Elim. The call for public comment will give proponents and opponents an opportunity to voice their opinions on the project before a decision on granting a permit is made.  According to Hal Shepherd with […]

Tony Matson Celebrates 40 Years with Bering Air

Employees stood scattered throughout the H1 hangar of Bering Air’s Nome headquarters. All eyes were on Tony Matson as he descended down a dark stairwell. Applause echoed against the walls of the large facility as it was announced that July 12, 2024 was Matson’s 40th anniversary with the regional airline.  Matson grew up on a […]

Family, Friends Gather to Celebrate Life of Richard Beneville

Rain dribbled as family and friends of the late Mayor of Nome Richard Beneville gathered around a white cross bearing an inscription of his name and signature catch phrase “Hello Central!”. At the base of the cross purple velvet was draped over a freshly placed headstone.  Richard Beneville’s niece, Susan Beneville, opened the ceremony with […]

Iditarod Announces New Commemorative Sign, Spots Available Now

The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC), in collaboration with the City of Nome, has announced a new fundraising initiative coinciding with the construction of a new Finisher’s Arch. The campaign will give donors a unique opportunity to be part of Iditarod history. Keeping with tradition, the new arch will still move back and forth between Front […]

Interview: The Upcoming Election with US Rep Mary Peltola

Ben Townsend Today we’re joined by US Representative Mary Peltola. She’s currently on the campaign trail as she seeks re-election this November. Mary, welcome back to KNOM. Mary Peltola Thank you, Ben. Good to be back. Ben Townsend Thank you. So I wanted to start by taking a look back at your time in Congress. […]