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The Nome Nugget | Alaska's Oldest Newspaper
SENTENCING— Frank D. Lee, left, and his defense attorney converse after Lee was sentenced to 80 years for the killing of William Johnson.
Frank D. “Punchy” Lee, 45, of Teller was sentenced to 80 years flat time in jail for the stabbing death of William Johnson, 31, in Teller on July 14, 2017.
STAY COOL – Youngsters beat the heat during the peak of the heat wave by getting into the Bering Sea
For three days Nomeites struggled with high temperatures seldom seen so close to the Arctic Circle.
BIATHLON CAMP – From left are John Soderstrom of Unalakleet, Sarah Bahnke, Keith Conger, Tobin Hobbs, and Mallory Conger, all of Nome.
In the middle of last week’s heat wave four local biathletes met for a three-day session  to work on shooting skills and endurance training.
A dead bearded seal pup, was one of 24 marine mammals found on June 24 on a barrier island west of Shishmaref.
Alaska Sea Grant agent Gay Sheffield from Nome responded to report of a dead bowhead and a dead grey whale northeast of Shishmaref near Cape Espenburg. Shishmaref locals loaded up in a boat with Sheffield and set out to find the dead whales.
City spending for causeway dock repair tentatively approved at Nome Common Council two weeks ago doubled Monday evening after a solitary bid from a regional company.
Rusty tussock moth caterpillar
The rusty tussock moth has invaded the tundra in the Nome area, an infestation of the species not seen this far north before.
SENTENCING— Frank D. Lee, left, and his defense attorney converse after Lee was sentenced to 80 years for the killing of William Johnson.
STAY COOL – Youngsters beat the heat during the peak of the heat wave by getting into the Bering Sea
BIATHLON CAMP – From left are John Soderstrom of Unalakleet, Sarah Bahnke, Keith Conger, Tobin Hobbs, and Mallory Conger, all of Nome.
A dead bearded seal pup, was one of 24 marine mammals found on June 24 on a barrier island west of Shishmaref.
Rusty tussock moth caterpillar
Alaska legislators last week failed to overturn Governor Mike Dunleavy’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget vetoes. Despite more than two hours of emotional testimonies in Juneau on July 10 as well as a second Joint Session the next day, the...
SENTENCING— Frank D. Lee, left, and his defense attorney converse after Lee was sentenced to 80 years for the killing of William Johnson.
Frank D. “Punchy” Lee, 45, of Teller was sentenced to 80 years flat time in jail for the stabbing death of William Johnson, 31, in Teller on July 14, 2017.  Flat time generally means a convict must serve the complete sentence with no early release...
STAY COOL – Youngsters beat the heat during the peak of the heat wave by getting into the Bering Sea
For three days Nomeites struggled with high temperatures seldom seen so close to the Arctic Circle. “Nome airport was three days at 80°F or higher and that’s only happened one other time, more than 50 years ago,” said UAF climatologist Rich Thoman...
BIATHLON CAMP – From left are John Soderstrom of Unalakleet, Sarah Bahnke, Keith Conger, Tobin Hobbs, and Mallory Conger, all of Nome.
In the middle of last week’s heat wave four local biathletes met for a three-day session  to work on shooting skills and endurance training. With coach Keith Conger leading the group they practiced shooting in both prone and standing positions with...
A dead bearded seal pup, was one of 24 marine mammals found on June 24 on a barrier island west of Shishmaref.
Alaska Sea Grant agent Gay Sheffield from Nome responded to report of a dead bowhead and a dead grey whale northeast of Shishmaref near Cape Espenburg. Shishmaref locals loaded up in a boat with Sheffield and set out to find the dead whales. The...
City spending for causeway dock repair tentatively approved at Nome Common Council two weeks ago doubled Monday evening after a solitary bid from a regional company. At the last regular Council meeting June 24, the panel heard beginning estimates...
Rusty tussock moth caterpillar
The rusty tussock moth has invaded the tundra in the Nome area, an infestation of the species not seen this far north before. The hungry little caterpillars, the larval stage of the moth, chew their way through a wide variety of vegetation. Brown...

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Patrick Pushruk
Patrick was born November 22, 1995 to Patrick “Rudy” Herbert Pushruk and Rebecca Jane Pushruk. His famous nickname was “Peanut.” He appreciated being called Patrick and Omik...

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Bob Metcalf is retiring from his position as Director of the Northwest Campus and the process of selecting a new director is drawing to a close. The two finalists are Dr.

The Nome Nugget

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