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Round Two: U-Call We-Haul Trash Pickups Return

Overwhelming response to the recent U-Call We-Haul event has prompted the City of Nome to go for another round. Thursday and Friday, June 10-11 residents within city limits will have one more chance to to call and schedule a trash pickup.  Angie Nguyen from the City Manager’s office shared that the City wanted to express […]

Nome Sets Record Temperature for June 10, Summer Outlook Unchanged

According to the National Weather Service a high of 77 degrees fahrenheit was documented at the Nome Airport. The sizzling temperature was a new all time record for June 10, previously held by 1928 when it reached 74 degrees. It was also the highest temperature in Nome since August 4, 2021.  According to Rick Thoman, Climate […]

Nome Resident, Mt. Edgecumbe Graduate Headed to Harvard

From the tundra to the Ivy League- Nome resident and 2024 Mt. Edgecumbe High School (MEHS) graduate is heading to Harvard in the fall. Cash Arrington applied to 18 colleges in hopes of at least one admission. To his surprise, the most attractive offer came from the one school he wasn’t even expecting to say […]

Nome’s U-Call We-Haul Event Nearly Triples Trash Pickups

City of Nome employees Sean Norris and Brad Soske laugh outside Old St. Joes. Sarah Swartz photo. Reese Knudsen picked up trash in the Marinsonville neighborhood. Sarah Swartz photo. Amy Payenna and her son stand on the corner of 5th Avenue and Bering Street with a trash bag in hand. Sarah Swartz photo. Volunteer Jennifer […]

Research Consortium Releases Findings From April Visit to Nome

A comprehensive summary of citizens’ concerns and comments regarding upcoming changes in Nome was released last week by the Nome Coordinated Research Consortium (NCRC). The group hosted two community workshops in April to gather community input on infrastructure, economics, and climate change relating to the Nome port expansion project, mining, and the prospective increase of […]

Nome Honors Fallen Heroes with Annual Memorial Day Celebration

Hundreds of residents gathered along Front Street Monday morning for Nome’s annual Memorial Day Parade. Spectators braved wind chills below 20 degrees to pay their respects to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. Escorted by the Nome Police Department, a color guard and detail comprised of military veterans […]

Keep Nome Clean: U-Call We-Haul Service Kicks Off Next Week

The City of Nome will host its U-Call We-Haul service next week starting on Tuesday, May 28. Residents will be able to call City Hall to schedule garbage pick up until noon on Friday. The City will also hold its annual Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday to celebrate community members’ week long efforts to […]

End of the Trail: Bob Kuiper’s Legacy with the Iditarod Arch

Since its premiere in 1975 the Iditarod’s Burled Arch has become every musher’s goal as they envision the finish line of “The Last Great Race”. Located at the end of a snow-packed chute in Nome, the archway carved from Sitka spruce has become the pinnacle of dog mushing. The original arch unexpectedly fell in 1999, […]

Voice Your Concerns: Federal Subsistence Regulation Suggestions Due by May 21

Multiple pink salmon swimming underwater

The deadline to submit suggestions for changes to the Federal Subsistence Management Program’s regulations is May 21. As residents of the area grapple with subsistence food insecurity due to climate and regulatory changes, the suggestion form offers people the opportunity to voice their concerns.  Regulatory changes in fishing and shellfish harvesting seasons, harvest limits, methods, […]

Former Nome Residents Get a Glimpse of Home as Aurora Reaches Lower 48

Photo by Colleen Mawby in Washington. Photo by Katie Kruschek in Minnesota. Photo from Mikey Wongittillan in Tennessee. Photo by Jon Wongittillan in Arkansas. Photo by Katie Kruschek in Minnesota. May 14, 2024 Sarah Swartz, News Reporter Former residents of Nome got a glimpse of home in the Lower 48 as an extreme geomagnetic storm […]