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The Nome Nugget | Alaska's Oldest Newspaper
NOAA Fisheries Research biologist Lyle Britt
Lyle Britt, NOAA fisheries research biologist visited Nome last week with colleague Duane Stevenson to report on impacts of sea ice loss on the Bering Sea ecosystem and the creatures within it.
EROSION— The Nome River cut the sandspit off from Fort Davis, eroding the shoreline around the campsites, in this October 2019 photo.
Severe erosion at the Nome River mouth has cost Rita Hukill and her family most of their land at their campsite at Fort Davis.
Santa Paul poses with two fans during his visit to the 2019 World Santa Claus Congress in Japan.
Considering the real Santa Claus is able to circumnavigate the Earth in one night with his eight reindeer it’s no surprise that Nome’s own Santa is also a world traveler.
The Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department is facing a problem. While volunteers to staff the City’s two ambulances are getting harder to find, the number of call-outs is increasing.
A meeting between representatives from the Iditarod and PeTA has not been held in decades, but with the arrival of  Rob Urbach on the dog mushing scene as the new CEO at the helm of the Last Great Race, he wanted to give peace a chance.
THE NEW TROPICS?—Rick Thoman, weather and climate expert, delivered a presentation on weather and warming climate in Alaska.
Rick Thoman came to Nome from Fairbanks Oct. 23 with about half a dozen programs giving different groups an idea of what to expect in weather this fall and winter.
NOAA Fisheries Research biologist Lyle Britt
EROSION— The Nome River cut the sandspit off from Fort Davis, eroding the shoreline around the campsites, in this October 2019 photo.
Santa Paul poses with two fans during his visit to the 2019 World Santa Claus Congress in Japan.
THE NEW TROPICS?—Rick Thoman, weather and climate expert, delivered a presentation on weather and warming climate in Alaska.
NOAA Fisheries Research biologist Lyle Britt
Lyle Britt, NOAA fisheries research biologist visited Nome last week with colleague Duane Stevenson to report on impacts of sea ice loss on the Bering Sea ecosystem and the creatures within it. Britt supervises teams of fisheries research...
EROSION— The Nome River cut the sandspit off from Fort Davis, eroding the shoreline around the campsites, in this October 2019 photo.
Severe erosion at the Nome River mouth has cost Rita Hukill and her family most of their land at their campsite at Fort Davis. This fall the river mouth changed the landscape to the point where the sandy peninsula that jutted out from the western...
Seat D at the Nome Joint Utility Board is officially filled as write-in candidate Larry Pederson garnered more than 50 percent plus one vote in the Nov. 5 runoff election over Gerald Hughes. A total of 152 ballots were cast, with 98 votes for...
Santa Paul poses with two fans during his visit to the 2019 World Santa Claus Congress in Japan.
Considering the real Santa Claus is able to circumnavigate the Earth in one night with his eight reindeer it’s no surprise that Nome’s own Santa is also a world traveler. Paul Kudla recently returned from Japan where he attended the 2019 World Santa...
Robert Estes, who started driving the big, white Nome Police Chief’s pickup truck  in September last year, resigned last month. The plan was for Estes to continue for up to 90 days following his resignation. However, Estes recently gave notice to...
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, investigators with the Alaska State Troopers’ Anchorage Airport Interdiction Team arrested 28-year-old Quincy Iyatunguk of Nome at the Anchorage International Airport prior to boarding a flight to Nome. The investigators seized...
The Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors met last week in Nome for their 2019 third quarter meetings. The agenda included voting on the 2019 Community Benefit Share and the funding of a number of infrastructure...
The Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department is facing a problem. While volunteers to staff the City’s two ambulances are getting harder to find, the number of call-outs is increasing. There are currently 16 volunteers and they each sign up for eight 12-...
A meeting between representatives from the Iditarod and PeTA has not been held in decades, but with the arrival of  Rob Urbach on the dog mushing scene as the new CEO at the helm of the Last Great Race, he wanted to give peace a chance. Urbach...

Obituaries

Peter J. Dungan
Peter Joseph Dungan died on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 following a short illness. He was 66. Peter was born on November 15, 1952, in Washington, D.C., the second child of Mary (Rowley) Dungan and...

Education

PERCUSSION— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos enjoyed drumming during her visit to NACTEC in Nome last week. She said she was a percussionist herself.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Nome on Wednesday, August 28 as part of her first official visit to Alaska.

The Nome Nugget

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