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For New Nome Police Chief, ‘It’s a Must to Communicate’

Chief Robert Estes joined the Nome Police Department amid a time when local, civilian distrust in NPD was high. Restoring that trust and improving the operations of the department will mean deep, engaged listening to the many voices of the community, Estes says.

At First Board Meeting of 2019, Schildbach Says Health Insurance Bids Are Finalized

A man standing in front of an American flag speaks while others, seated, look on

In his superintendent’s report at the first Nome School Board meeting of the new year, Bill Schildbach told attendees that bidding is finalized for health insurance for school employees. The “first week in February,” Schildbach says, the school is hoping to receive a response “with some good numbers and good information.”

2018 Was Fourth-Warmest Year In Nome History

Sea ice in the Chukchi Sea

2018 was “the fourth-warmest year in Nome’s weather history,” says climate specialist Rick Thoman. In fact, for most places in Western Alaska, 2018 ranked among the top five warmest years on record.