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Understanding Golovin: A Film on Alaskan Life Amidst Climate Change

The short film “A Beautiful Place” covers the lives and challenges faced by the residents of Golovin, Alaska. The 26-minute film directed by Atman Mehta offers a poignant look at community life amidst the backdrop of climate change. Mehta, originally from Mumbai, India, spent over a year visiting Golovin between 2021 and 2022. Mehta’s background […]

City of Golovin to Receive Two New Generators Thanks to NSEDC Grant

The City of Golovin will soon receive two new generators for its city-owned power plant, thanks to a Community Energy Fund grant awarded by the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC). The funding, totaling $218,098, was approved during NSEDC’s first-quarter board meeting earlier in May. The grant comes at a critical time for Golovin, where […]

Wilson Hoogendorn Wins 2024 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race

Competitors of the 2024 Nome Golovin snowmachine race wait at the start line as a helicopter hovers in the background. Janice Homekingkeo photo. March 20, 2024 Janice Homekingkeo, Communications Director Ben Townsend, News Director Huddled together in groups scattered across the frigid sea ice running parallel to Front Street, nearly 100 people cheered as rookie […]

Firefighters Contain Blaze Near Golovin

An aerial view of smoke rising from a fire near the village of Golovin, Alaska.

Firefighters arrived on the scene last Friday after reports of smoke from Golovin. They contained the 12-acre fire by Sunday, preventing any damage to property or life.

Golovin Resident Dies in ATV Rollover

According to Alaska State Troopers, 47-year-old Rachel Olson of Golovin was driving an ATV Tuesday, during the early morning hours. Troopers were notified around 1:45am Tuesday that Olson had died when her ATV rolled over. Nome-based State Troopers responded to the incident. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor.