Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM - Nome


Despite ice loss, study shows Chukchi Polar Bears are doing well

A ten-year study of Chukchi Polar Bears, conducted from 2008 to 2018, found more bears than expected — and healthy ones, too. That’s despite sea ice loss in the Bering and Chukchi Seas.

Shaktoolik students save abandoned bearded seal pup

An abandoned and starving bearded seal pup is making her way towards good health thanks to a group of Shaktoolik students.

Emergency response workshop details communication shortfalls in rural Alaska

The Arctic Domain Awareness Center came to Nome last Friday to learn how rural Alaskans, particularly Alaska Natives, felt they were prepared to handle a major, weather-related crisis.

City of Nome again delays reading on public safety commission

At the last regular meeting, the council received suggested amendments from the American Civil Liberties Union. Those proposals were discussed during a work session last week, but not all of them were adopted for the Council meeting Monday.

Rookie Ryan Redington wins 2019 Kobuk 440

Ryan Redington claimed victory in the 2019 Kobuk 440 on Sunday morning, pulling into Kotzebue with six dogs in harness just after midnight.

Family of St. Mary’s man sues trooper who shot him

Last summer, an Alaska State Trooper fatally shot a man in the lower Yukon Delta community of St. Mary’s. Now his family is filing a wrongful-death lawsuit against the trooper.

For Nome cemetery, radar survey offers new insights — and prompts new questions

A summer survey with ground-penetrating radar revealed a possible 403 unidentified occupants in the Nome Municipal Cemetery.

Search continues for White Mountain man missing since Nov. 4

Lincoln Simon, 63, went missing on November 4 after his four-wheeler broke through thin ice.

Nome city manager placed on administrative leave after harassment claim

City Manager Tom Moran has been placed on administrative leave after a Nome citizen raised claims of harassing behavior during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Listen now

Nome officer who pleaded guilty to assault is rehired by police department

Carl Putman, the former Nome Community Service Officer who pleaded guilty in July to charges of assault while on duty, has been rehired by the Nome Police Department. Putman has been hired on as an emergency hire temporary dispatcher for NPD. Listen now