Fire destroys public works building in Anaktuvuk Pass

Feb 16th 2:07 pm By Shady Grove Oliver

School remains closed as result of smoke and ash


Statewide Stories

Opinion: Fake or real? Critical reading and research keep us from spreading propaganda

February 16th 1:14 pm

This Monday we, as a state and a nation, will celebrate Presidents Day, a day many in America feel more conflicted about than they usually would, given the tumultuous nature of the current political climate in this country. Chances are good that on Monday, [...]

Opinion: Lawmakers need to set scandals aside, get down to critical business

February 9th 6:11 pm

The revolving door of resigning rural legislators continues this week with the news that Bethel lawmaker Rep. Zach Fansler was accused of slapping a woman in his hotel room. Fansler resigned Friday, though criminal charges had not been filed when he made the [...]

Opinion: Commit to giving back to your community in 2018

February 9th 6:10 pm

GCI opened its doors for business in 1979 and has been serving Alaskans with long distance, cable, internet and wireless service ever since. But GCI is more than just Alaska's technology leader, we are a company founded and operated by Alaskans. We are [...]

Millennials spending more on food than past generations

February 9th 6:10 pm

Millennials are now the nation's "peak spenders" and they are gravitating toward healthier eating which favors more seafood. "We see year over year that there is this cohort aged 35 to 54 that is going to be spending far more across categories, including [...]

Opinion: If Ambler road is built, say farewell to the Upper Kobuk

February 9th 6:09 pm

I do not permanently live in the Northwest Arctic any longer, but still visit it frequently to carry on old friendships and enjoy the land and rivers that are forever a part of me. A good portion of that land and many of the rivers are about to meet their [...]

Most Popular Stories

Barrow boys, girls ranked in AABC poll

February 9th 6:08 pm

The Barrow Whalers made an appearance in the first Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll last week. The BHS boys' and girls' teams were both ranked among the top five squads in their respective divisions. The Barrow boys, who are coming off a clutch [...]

Fire destroys public works building in Anaktuvuk Pass

February 16th 1:07 pm

School remains closed as result of smoke and ash

In Brief

February 9th 6:12 pm

College commission renews Ilisaġvik accreditation By Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has renewed Iḷisaġvik College's accreditation once again. Accreditation is gained through [...]

Alaska State Troopers report

February 16th 1:14 pm

On Feb. 8, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance in Shungnak, involving a knife. Following an investigation, officers arrested Naomi Custer, 24, of Shungnak, for assaulting a family member with the weapon. Through the attack, [...]

Opinion: Inupiat Ilitqusiat and a changing world

February 16th 1:49 pm

Looking to an uncertain future does not have to be done through pessimistic eyes. Our world has changed dramatically in the past 50 years. As an Iñupiaq, I can reflect on my own life and feel pessimism, or I can reflect and see a future of opportunities and [...]

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