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  • Facilities
    Environmental Health Tribal Healer Program CAMP Healthy Start Women Infants and Children Infant Learning Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Facilities Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Nome s water supply is from a well at Moonlight Springs The water is treated at the Snake River Power Plant and stored in a 50 000 gallon tank A million gallon back up tank is also available Water is heated and pumped to residences via a wooden utilidor trucks also deliver water Sewage is piped from most homes and more than 95 of residences currently have complete plumbing Construction has begun on a six phase upgrade to drill additional wells at Moonlight Springs replace the water storage tank and pumping station and to replace the 1960s era wooden utilidor distribution system with buried Arctic piping The city also wants to develop a water source closer to New Town Some homes still haul their own honeybuckets and have water delivered to home tanks Funds have been requested to expand water and sewer to these areas Refuse is

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  • History & Culture
    the Eskimos changed their diets Gold discoveries in the Nome area had been reported as far back as 1865 by Western Union surveyors seeking a route across Alaska and the Bering Sea But it was a 1500 to the pan gold strike on tiny Anvil Creek in 1898 by three Scandinavians Jafet Lindeberg Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson that brought thousands of miners to the Eldorado Almost overnight an isolated stretch of tundra fronting the beach was transformed into a tent and log cabin city of 20 000 prospectors gamblers claim jumpers saloon keepers and prostitutes The gold bearing creeks had been almost completely staked when some entrepreneur discovered the golden sands of Nome With nothing more than shovels buckets rockers and wheel barrows thousands of idle miners descended upon the beaches Two months later the golden sands had yielded one million dollars in gold at 16 an ounce A narrow gauge railroad and telephone line from Nome to Anvil Creek was built in 1900 The City of Nome was formed in 1901 By 1902 the more easily reached claims were exhausted and large mining companies with better equipment took over the mining operations Since the first strike on tiny

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  • Housing
    Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Housing Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Estimated median household income in 2009 73 198 Per capita 32 472 Estimated median house or condo value in 2009 182 384 Mean prices in 2009 of all housing units in

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  • Things to Do
    Bering Strait region is ideal for the adventurous One can hike ski snowmobile ride an ATV or dogsled across the tundra The terrain varies from the broad coastal plain with miles of pristine shoreline to a craggy mountain more than 4 800 feet high There are hidden lakes remote valleys and windy peaks to explore The scenery is breathtaking Wildlife abounds Hunters and photographers alike can stalk grizzly bear moose caribou red fox and many other animals Fishing is possible year round including ice fishing in winter Nome is famous as a turn of the century Gold Rush town and was once Alaska s largest city with 30 000 residents Today Nome has 3 500 residents and is known as the end of the 1 049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Located 500 miles from Anchorage the community has jet service two to three times daily Nome is a small town with a strong sense of community a community where you can make a difference If you don t find activities that match your interests start them The Nome Arts Council brings many performers to the area while offering opportunities for residents to take part in music and arts

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  • Transportation
    Infants and Children Infant Learning Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Transportation Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Nome is a regional center of transportation for surrounding villages There are two state owned airports The Nome Airport has two paved runways one is 6 001 long and 150 wide the other is 5 576 by 150 wide An 8 5 million airport improvement project is nearing completion Scheduled jet flights are available as well as charter and helicopter services The City Field offers a 1 950 long by 110 wide gravel airstrip The entire seaward side of the city is protected by a 3 350 foot long sea wall of granite boulders These huge rocks were trucked in from Cape Nome 13 miles away at a cost of more than one million dollars A port and berthing facilities accommodate vessels up to 18 feet of draft Lighterage services distribute cargo to area communities The Corps of Engineers is currently designing a new harbor channel entrance and breakwater Local development groups and the city are

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  • Human Resources
    Women Infants and Children Infant Learning Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Human Resources Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Human resources personnel ensure NSHC stays fully staffed with a qualified educated and well supported workforce The Human Resources department recruits new staff enforces

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  • Outpatient Clinic
    Employee Type Contact Us Outpatient Clinic Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 NSHC provides individualized health care to residents of the Bering Strait region on an outpatient basis with a multidisciplinary approach to give patients excellent care and promote lifelong health and wellness Services include Evaluation and treatment by appointment and walk in basis Adult and pediatric

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  • Inpatient Care
    Inpatient Care Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Norton Sound Regional Hospital s inpatient unit can accommodate up to 18 patients who require ongoing treatment We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to health care and the staff is committed to creating a healing atmosphere and meeting patient needs in a respectful manner Our skilled nurses provide top level

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