Long-term research project planned for Arctic coastline

May 19th 10:50 pm By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder

Scientists hope to spend decades studying the land and sea


Statewide Stories

Opinion: Spring is perfect time to set limits for screen use in your home

May 5th 8:58 am

On Saturday, I happened to wander into the house for a minute from the sun-drenched gardens outside. It was a beautiful day, blustery, with birds singing and puddles all over the place. Inside, however, it was quiet, stone quiet, which could only mean one [...]

Salmon permit sales slump across state

May 5th 8:52 am

Buyers and sellers are still feeling hangover from last year's tough fishing season The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches continue to skyrocket. Despite an optimistic outlook this year [...]

Regional trusts proposed for lease of fish permits

April 27th 6:37 pm

Communities could lease to fishermen who otherwise couldn't afford permits

Opinion: Education cuts will hurt, not help, economy

April 27th 5:54 pm

The current proposal by the Alaska Senate majority to cut education 5.7 percent while failing to offer up any new solutions to the state's fiscal crisis should infuriate every Alaskan, not only those with children currently in school or college in the state [...]

Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

April 27th 5:45 pm

By Ned Rozell University of Alaska Fairbanks Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all [...]

Most Popular Stories

Proposed closures divide local, non-local hunters

May 19th 10:07 pm

Two proposed caribou hunting closures are dividing hunters. The line in the sand has predominantly been between locals and non-locals, who have both argued they should have a right to harvest the resource. The Sounder previously reported on the community of [...]

In Your Words: Ilisagvik College celebrates recent graduates

May 19th 10:05 pm

On April 29 at the Ipalook Elementary School, Iḷisaġvik College held its 22nd commencement exercise honoring students who achieved academic success in their field of study. Graduates included 15 associate degrees, 31 certificates and 36 endorsements.

Long-term research project planned for Arctic coastline

May 19th 9:50 pm

Scientists hope to spend decades studying the land and sea

In Your Words: Shungnak graduates 9 seniors

May 19th 10:05 pm

Last Friday night Shungnak High School held its 2017 graduation for nine students. The long arduous journey came to an end after five long years of what many thought was the impossible. The community and guests witnessed nine graduates sitting up on the stage [...]

Company to boost Kotzebue summer chum operation

May 19th 10:08 pm

Following a slim couple of years, the summer Arctic keta, or chum, fishery in Kotzebue should see a significant boost this summer. Seattle-based E&E Foods, which runs both land-based and vessel operations in Bristol Bay, Southeast, and the Kenai Peninsula, [...]

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