Mike Morgan of Nome and teammate Chris Olds finished among the top three in this year’s Iron Dog, for the fourth consecutive year.
On Saturday Joseph and Israel Hale became the first ever disabled team to finish the full 2,600-mile Iron Dog race.
A local Shishmaref fundraiser is aiding residents who lost their home in a fire early Sunday morning. Law enforcement say other crimes took place leading up to the blaze that same day.
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.
Nome’s Public Safety Advisory Commission did not hold its scheduled discussion on the use of force policy during their Monday meeting. The intent was to gain input from a drafted use of force policy before it is approved by the City Manager’s office.
Sea floor mapping continues to utilize unmanned technologies potentially making nautical travel safer and more efficient in Western Alaska.
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.
Nome Kennel Club hosted a 20-mile sled dog race on Saturday, with the requirements being a minimum of three mushers and each team having at least eight excited dogs.
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.
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.