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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 […]

Dumpster Disarray: Confusion Piles as Residents Look For Answers

Uncollected trash due to inclement weather this past winter left many residents of Nome feeling frustrated. As trash began to accumulate residents sent emails, made calls, and posted on Facebook to ask for help. For many, those calls for help were left unanswered. The lack of communication was just the tip of the iceberg when […]

Nome Beltz Math Teacher Helps Students Look and Feel Their Best on Prom Night

Finding the right dress, picking out the perfect shoes, and choosing coordinated corsages and boutonnieres are an annual right of passage for high schoolers attending prom. Kids in rural Alaska however face special challenges getting ready for the big night. An 18 year old might be able to pop into a department store or formal […]

Public Awareness, Engagement Needed to Monitor Risk of Spreading Bird Flu to Mammals

A decomposing seal carcass lays on a beach in the Norton Sound. Sarah Swartz photo. Concerns over highly pathogenic influenza viruses in wild birds and domestic poultry in Alaska were discussed during a Strait Science webinar held over Zoom on Thursday, March 28. This event hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus and […]

Brevig Mission School Principal Receives Regional Award

Ginger Crockett, Principal of Brevig Mission School and 2024 Region 1 Principal of the Year. Photo courtesy of Ginger Crockett. Ginger Crockett, Principal of Brevig Mission School has earned the title of AASSP Region 1 Principal of the Year. Crockett has spent the entirety of her career in education serving students at Brevig Mission School, […]

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 […]