Pool officials to wrap up repairs at end of the month

Nome’s only swimming pool was closed to switch from a saltwater system to chlorine last summer. It was supposed to reopen in September, but manufacturing delays and supply chain challenges have delayed the opening.  Contractors are making repairs to the pool, according to a release from the City of Nome.  Glenn Steckman, the city manager, made…

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Nanooks X/C bring fierce competition, creating new personal records

The Nome-Beltz Nanooks won the Nome Classic Invitational cross country meet this past weekend. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

Intense competition gathered at Anvil Mountain on Saturday (Sep. 16) for the annual Nome-Beltz X/C Invite, which occurs mid-September every year. More than one hundred contestants competed in the 5K on the sunny Saturday afternoon. Twelve schools competing in the Invite represented the Bering Strait communities of Nome, Kotzebue, White Mountain, Shishmaref, Gambell, Savoonga, Shaktoolik,…

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Quintillion internet outages expected to continue throughout August

Repairs to a damaged fiber optic cable affecting internet and cellular services to much of Western Alaska will now take longer than initially anticipated, according to Alaska-based communications company Quintillion. Repairs to the cable can’t happen until sea ice opens up enough for a repair vessel to get through. Quintillion plans to begin repair operations…

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Nome celebrates Independence Day with street games and a parade

Residents of Nome gathered in celebration of the Fourth of July on Tuesday. Front Street was greeted by sunshine and the streets filled with crowds in festive attire. Hundreds of children, parents and elders gathered downtown to celebrate the nation’s independence. This year’s festivities began with the annual Anvil Mountain Run. The 17k race begins…

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