Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM - Nome
After coronavirus concerns close Shaktoolik checkpoint, residents band together to create spot for mushers to rest outside of town
Shaktoolik is usually a key resting spot for mushers and their sled dogs before they push the 50 miles to the next checkpoint at Koyuk.
Iditarod mushers will still cross the finish line in Nome, but the city has canceled its race-related festivities
The City of Nome will not be hosting any race-related festivities due to concerns about the coronavirus.
The rooms are furnished with beds, a lamp, and shelves. The kitchen is stocked with the essentials like bags of flour, sugar, coffee, and tea.
Many Nome will see higher electric bills when they get their next monthly statement from Nome Joint Utility System.
In a letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Sen. Donny Olson wrote that both Dunleavy and President Trump have a responsibility to ensure the REAL ID mandate is implemented properly so as not to infringe upon Alaskans’ rights to travel.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 includes funding for 15 additional Alaska State Trooper (AST) positions including one in Nome, one in Unalakleet, and potential new posts in St. Michael, Ambler and Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula.
Norton Sound storms have caused large chunks of the berm to erode this year, necessitating emergency repairs.
Open positions among Bering Strait troopers may mean some incidents don’t make it into public dispatches
Nome's Alaska State Trooper Post (KNOM) Since late October KNOM has reported on four incidents in which Alaska State Troopers responded to a community in the Bering Strait...
The Alaska Marijuana Control Board on Wednesday unanimously voted to revoke Quincy Iyatunguk’s marijuana handler’s permit after he was arrested for allegedly trying to transport heroin to Nome last month.
While the Holy Cross tribal court has been called at least monthly since it started working under a civil diversion agreement in January, it has yet to see repeat offenders.
The project, expected to open in January 2020, will shelter up to 12 women from Hooper Bay and the surrounding region.
As winter closes in, and $5,000,000 for weatherization services cut from the state capital budget, there’s growing uncertainty about what access low-income Alaskans might have for making their homes safer and more energy efficient, especially in Western Alaska.
Nome has test results from sex assault kits, some more than 10 years old. Now it must find a way to investigate the cases.
Many of the returned kits need some type of investigation, but right now NPD says they don’t have the experienced investigators required to do that
State public safety officials assured the audience at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week that they are aware of Nome police’s troubles and plan to assist NPD.
Tribes from around the region met at Kawerak’s first Tribal Justice Summit in Nome to talk about what tribal justice could look like for them.
Now that two temporary investigators have left, Nome Police Chief Bob Estes says an audit of old sexual assault cases has stopped.
Five juveniles have already been removed to Juneau and Palmer. In Nome, some are concerned that the region might not ever see the kids again.
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