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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 […]

City of Nome Finalizes $17.9 Million Budget for 2025

A long table with a gavel resting on it. American flag in background.

The Nome Common Council finalized the city’s fiscal year 2025 budget during its meeting on Monday, June 10. The approved General Municipal Fund Budget stands at $17,948,567.33, reflecting a slight decrease from the 2024 fiscal year’s amended budget. A $2,390,600.97 deficit is expected and will be financed through appropriations. Revenues Sales tax continues to be […]

Wednesday Night in Nome: Miss ANB Pageant Returns

The Miss ANB Pageant will be held at 7:00 p.m. June 12 at the Mini Convention Center in Nome. Organized by Janet Tobuk and her daughter Marsha Tobuk, the event highlights the traditions and cultural knowledge of contestants from the Bering Strait region.  This year all contestants are first-time participants, adding fresh enthusiasm to the […]

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 […]

UAF NW Campus Director Barbara Amarok Resigns

Barbara Amarok, Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus (UAF NW), resigned from her position on Friday, May 31. Amarok served as Director of the Nome-based campus since June 2019.  Amarok is an Inupiaq Alaska Native from Nome. After earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education she returned to Nome and worked for […]

Hyperspectral Cameras and High-Tech Buoys: Inside NOAA’s Arctic AIR Mission

A highly-specialized plane, a first-of-its-kind camera, and high-tech buoys are at the center of a project backed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The project called “Arctic AIR” is back in the Bering and Chukchi Seas this summer to conduct studies of sea ice retreat and phytoplankton. The researchers seek to better understand rapid […]

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 […]

June 6: 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. Spring 2024 in Nome saw far above normal precipitation, but only slightly above normal temperatures. The March […]