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Dear Friend…(May 2024)

On the seventh Sunday after Easter, which is also fifty days after Easter, we celebrate Pentecost. The Church’s birthday! On this day God’s coming was a spectacle, with howling winds, rattling walls, untamable fire, instant fluency in foreign languages!   But when we look at this event more closely, God’s coming had one purpose. God hurled […]

Nome Birdwatching Takes Flight

There is no doubt that with Alaska’s beautiful scenery and diverse habitats, Nome is high on a birdwatcher’s wishlist. As the temperature rises and ice breaks up, migratory birds will flock to Nome. Many of Nome’s best birdwatching locations are accessible by the three main road systems: Safety Sound Lagoon, Kougarok Road, and Wooley Lagoon. […]

The Other Iditarod Trail Race

While the world’s attention is focused on mushers and their dog teams blazing down the Iditarod Trail, another crop of athletes races from Anchorage to Nome to much less fanfare. Since its inauguration in 2000, the Iditarod Trail Invitational has gathered competitors from around the world to race across the Alaskan wilderness on skis, on […]

Nome Beltz Nanooks Win ASAA Boys State Basketball Tournament

The Nome Nanooks Boys Basketball team clinched this years ASAA State Basketball championship. They beat Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Braves in an overtime battle, 64-60. Nome’s Orson Hoogedorn made the 3 point shot to take home the win. The Braves were undefeated throughout the season and the Nanooks looked to reclaim their title after losing the […]

Upcoming Eclipse in Nome

After the exciting news of the recent solar eclipse, our readers might be wondering where the next total eclipse will be. The answer is none other than Alaska! The expected date is March 30, 2033. Nome and Utqiaġvik will be along the path of totality, and the eclipse will be visible between the hours of […]

Alaska Sees Record Snow Fall

Alaska has been blanketed in historic levels of snow this winter, with Anchorage receiving 129.5 inches of snow. This is inching closer to the record breaking, 134 inches of snow in 2010-2011 and is looking to break that record. After a 10 year hiatus and all the snow we’ve received, the iconic 25 foot snowzilla […]

Community Garden Blooms in Unalakleet

For Cassandra Johnson, the lack of fresh produce in her hometown was the inspiration she needed to start a community garden in Unalakleet last year. Now, as the second growing season approaches, her garden is once again preparing to take root. Unalakleet, a village located about 150 miles southeast of Nome, was once known as […]