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Weak Salmon Runs Expected in 2024 for Norton Sound

Chum salmon. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has released their 2024 Norton Sound Salmon Management Outlook. The report details expectations for salmon runs in the Norton Sound and Port Clarence districts, including management strategies to ensure sustainable fishing practices. Salmon Run Projections The ADF&G projects varied outcomes for different salmon species in 2024. Pink […]

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 […]

May 23: Rick Thoman’s Climate Highlight for Western Alaska

The following is a transcript from Rick Thoman’s weekly “Climate Highlight for Western Alaska” provided to KNOM Radio. Thoman is a Climate Specialist with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. NOAA recently issued the 2024 Hurricane Outlook for the Atlantic and eastern Pacific. For the Atlantic it […]

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 […]

Big Game Guide Charged With Hunting Brown Bear in a Suspended Area

Krist Zwerneman, owner and operator of Council Alaska Safaris, is facing multiple charges for allegedly guiding brown bear hunts in suspended areas. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ Bethel office. The hunts occurred in GUA 22-04 and 22-05 near Nome. According to the Alaska Department of Public Safety, […]

Alaska Airlines Announces Upgrades Coming to Nome Airport

Alaska Airlines has unveiled a $60 million investment plan aimed at upgrading terminals and other facilities across the state. The initiative is part of the airline’s “Great Land Investment Plan” first launched in 2016. Upgrades to the airline’s 13 owned stations, including the Nome Airport, are included in the next phase of the project.  Alaska […]

Panther Minerals Submits ‘Notice of Operations’ for Boulder Creek Uranium Property

Aerial view of rural Alaska community on a cloudy summer day

Panther Minerals Inc. has announced the commencement of permitting activities for its 2024 summer exploration program at the Boulder Creek property, located about 30 miles north of Elim, Alaska. The company submitted a “Notice of Operations” to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Anchorage and plans further submissions for state claims and a proposed […]

Nome Swimming Pool Reopens After Major Renovations

The Nome Swimming Pool has reopened after extensive renovations to the water system. Originally built through grassroots fundraising efforts in the early 1980s, the pool has served as a gathering place for competitive and recreational swimmers alike. Melissa Ford serves as the Head Lifeguard of the facility and has worked at the pool since 1997.  […]

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, […]