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Posts by Katie Kazmierski

Nome School Board Meets in Regular and Work Sessions

Exterior of Nome Elementary School, an off-white building with a smiling polar bear as its mascot.

The Nome School Board met in a regular session on November 20 and in a work session Nov. 27. In the former meeting, the Board approved a budget timeline and held a presentation on recent student assessments. The presentation suggested lagging academic achievement at the Nome Elementary School but improved scores at Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School.

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Profile: Rick Thoman Gives a Sea Ice Report

Scattered patches of thin sea ice as seen from the shoreline on a wintry day in a rural Alaska village.

Western Alaska waters are warming, and with that comes changes in sea ice. Climate specialist Rick Thoman recently sat down with KNOM and filled us in on his observations of the region’s warming waters, which are resulting in a very late start to sea ice formation.

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