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Nils Hahn Wins Nome Kennel Club’s 26-Mile Race

Man holding race bib in the winter time. Dog sled behind him.

Nome Kennel Club hosted a 26-mile race this past Saturday, the third of their short-distance races this season. Five teams participated on what was a sunny dry cold afternoon in Nome as temperatures averaged 15 below.

Federal Case Against Man From Aniak

Wanted Suspect turned himself into State Troopers on July 22nd in Kobuk. Photo: Alaska State Troopers file.

On Thursday last week, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Alaska announced that 35-year-old Alfred Morgan of Aniak had been indicted on federal gun charges.

Navy Releases Strategic Plan For Arctic Militarization, “Blue Arctic”

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice in the Nome Harbor Jan. 13, 2012. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard.

The U.S. Department of the Navy is shifting its focus to be more visibly present in the Arctic. Their newly released Blue Arctic plan recognizes the increasingly navigable waters present from the Arctic’s rapidly melting sea ice and remarks that these open waters will require a sustained American naval presence.

Drug Market On The Rise In Western Alaska

Black and white photo of prescription drugs falling out of bottle

Nome’s Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team had success in 2020 stemming the flow of illegal distribution of illicit drugs into the region. However, larger challenges remain in addressing substance abuse in Western Alaska.