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Roadtrippin’ 2022: ‘It caused the state’s largest gold rush in history, if not of the world’

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - When gold was discovered in Anvil Creek in 1898, it changed the area of Nome — and Alaska — forever. “It caused the state’s largest gold rush in history, if not of the world in my mind,” said local historian Cussy Reader-Kauer. “Discovery was made quite accidentally in 1898 and by one of the three lucky Swedes and they joined forces afterward.”
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Regional birds sent to lab to be tested for avian flu

Last Friday morning, Gay Sheffield was packing a cooler in the science lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Northwest Campus in Nome. She was not preparing for a weekend at camp. Rather, she was sending frozen birds, including a rare spectacled eider, to the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center to be tested for avian influenza.
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COVID cases on the rise again

Active cases in the region rose to 23 last Friday, the highest in over two months. Cases appear to go down over the weekend because less testing is done but tend to rise towards the end of the week. Hospitalizations of COVID patients in Alaska are at 61, the most since early March and Norton Sound Health Corporation reported two new COVID-related hospitalizations last week, as well.
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Midnight sun shines on Nome’s solstice festivities

When the day lasts forever, why shouldn’t the festivities? The 2022 Midnight Sun Festival ran from Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19, and featured food, bank robberies, and the raft race down the Nome River. Residents from across the Seward Peninsula came to celebrate, sporting t-shirts and sweatshirts saying “Teller,” “White Mountain” and “Koyuk.”
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Roadtrippin’ 2022: There’s no place like Nome

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - He was surrounded by mosquitoes, nearly out of camera space, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with new friends on the hunt in Nome — not to kill anything, but instead to add another bird to his ‘life list.’. “This whole area, lots of birds here that you...
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Nome resident presents solution to youth vandalism

As summer hits Nome, there is typically an increase in reports of vandalism around town. Misdemeanors such as spray painting and destruction of property, typically get a lot of publicity, especially on social media. One thing that has repeatedly concerned Nome property owners is preventative measures for vandalism, which appears to be mostly from youth.
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Roadtrippin’ 2022: Stepping back in time at Dredge No. 7 Inn

NOME, Alaska (KTUU) - The Dredge No. 7 Inn in Nome is a step back in time to an era when gold miners rushed to western parts of Alaska to make their fortune. The lodge is run by the Martinson family, who are third-generation miners. While the lodge is operated...
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Nome School District refreshes accreditation, safety policies and maintenance

The Nome Public School’s Board of Education first meeting of the summer discussed accreditation, audits and repairs, that the district will need for the 2022-2023 school year. The Nome School District passed its school district wide accreditation as well as a maintenance audit to receive funding, Jame Burgess said...
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Roadtrippin’ 2022: Celebrating the Midnight Sun Festival in Nome

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Go to Nome around the summer solstice and you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the 21-plus hours of daylight with the Midnight Sun Festival. The day starts early with the Gold Dust Dash — a fun run down the golden sand with a sweet prize.
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Nome Common Council approves demonstration of new housing technology

The Nome Common Council approved a plan on June 13 for the city to collaborate with Pennsylvania State University and a nonprofit called the Xtreme Habitats Institute to demonstrate the use of 3D printing technology in home construction. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the Denali Commission, and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development are funding the project.
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Without an official Lemonade Day, Nomeites will drink juice

As Midnight Sun festivities get underway, kids will set up stands throughout Nome this Saturday, June 18 to sell beverages and baked goods as part of a new event called Mizuktata, which means “Let’s drink juice!” in Iñupiaq. Mizuktata is inspired by Lemonade Day, which had...
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Alaska’s majority-Native districts had uneven voter turnout in 2020, analysis finds

Campaign signs in Nome, seen on Oct. 2, 2020, urge votes for a slate of Democratic candidates. The Nome Census Area had a 50% turnout in the 2020 election, close to average for majority-Native districts around the nation but lagging the overall U.S. turnout of 67 percent, according to an analysis by the National Congress of American Indians' Policy Research Center. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
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City manager reflects on lessons learned from COVID-19

Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration released briefing documents saying that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines safely produced immune responses in children under the age of five. The FDA will meet this week to authorize the shots, a key step to protecting the last unvaccinated population. Children appear to have been spared most of severity of earlier variants, although Omicron’s ability to target the upper respiratory system did cause a rise in severe cases of croup, a potentially dangerous constriction of the airway. The FDA will also meet later this month to discuss boosters for the fall and other variants the future might bring.
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A ‘horrific day’ of violence at fish camp leads to 10 years in jail

Last week, the Nome Court sentenced a Stebbins man to 10 years of incarceration related to a “parade of horrors” he committed against his family at a remote riverside fish camp near Stebbins two years ago. Through witness testimony and harrowing audio of victims’ calls to law enforcement,...
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Midnight sun shines on Nome’s solstice festivities

When the day lasts forever, why shouldn’t the festivities? The 2022 Midnight Sun Festival ran from Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19, and featured food, bank robberies, and the raft race down the Nome River. Residents from across the Seward Peninsula came to celebrate, sporting t-shirts and sweatshirts saying “Teller,” “White Mountain” and “Koyuk.”
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A ‘horrific day’ of violence at fish camp leads to 10 years in jail

Last week, the Nome Court sentenced a Stebbins man to 10 years of incarceration related to a “parade of horrors” he committed against his family at a remote riverside fish camp near Stebbins two years ago. Through witness testimony and harrowing audio of victims’ calls to law enforcement,...
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Roadtrippin’ 2022: Visiting the historic Safety Roadhouse

NOME, Alaska (KTUU) - For most Alaskans, we tend to think of Nome, in winter, as the place where the Iditarod ends. In spring and summer, it has a completely different feel. In winter, it’s easy to forget, it’s a town right on the ocean. With sandy beaches and the soothing sounds of waves, it’s not something you forget in spring.
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Regional birds sent to lab to be tested for avian flu

Last Friday morning, Gay Sheffield was packing a cooler in the science lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Northwest Campus in Nome. She was not preparing for a weekend at camp. Rather, she was sending frozen birds, including a rare spectacled eider, to the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center to be tested for avian influenza.
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