After the last sigluaq

Apr 28th 2:20 pm By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder

Kaktovik pioneers modern traditional ice cellar in face of climate change


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After the last sigluaq

April 28th 1:20 pm

Kaktovik pioneers modern traditional ice cellar in face of climate change

In Your Words: Play teaches students more than theater skills

April 28th 2:30 pm

When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it's seemingly business as usual ... at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan.

Tikigaq hunters sentenced in walrus deaths

April 28th 2:34 pm

Four Tikiġaq hunters have been sentenced for the deaths and waste of several walruses near Cape Lisburne in 2015. Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent Ryan Noel made the announcement on April 20.

Oil explorer plans first test of fracking potential on North Slope

April 28th 2:31 pm

An oil explorer hoping to bring the Lower 48's fracking revolution to Alaska will take a big step this week when it launches an effort to determine the production potential of crude oil locked in North Slope shale. The process is expected to start Wednesday, [...]

Fake money circulating in Kotzebue, police warn

April 28th 2:29 pm

The Kotzebue Police Department is asking locals to keep an eye out for fake money. Over the past week, several fake $100 bills were given to businesses in the Kotzebue area, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. "The fake movie bills appear [...]

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