Aug 15, 2018· Gold Fever: A Driving Force in Nome. Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean. This article is also found on the Coast Guard Alaska blog.. The snow has thawed enough for the gold dredging season to kick off, and these dredgers in Nome, Alaska, are ready to be on the water in search of hidden treasures on the Bering Sea floor.