Eight months later, village still seeks answers in fatal snowmachine crash

October 14th 7:58 pm

No charges have been filed yet, community awaits resolution to case

Kotzebue voters decide to keep liquor store

October 14th 7:53 pm

Community rejects proposal to change existing local option

Court overturns election results

October 14th 7:52 pm

Incumbent Rep. Benjamin Nageak has been named the winner of the House District 40 primary election, according to a decision issued by Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi on Oct. 6, which hangs on irregularities in the Shungnak precinct. "In the present case, [...]

Walruses emerge near Point Lay, though later than in past years

October 14th 7:52 pm

Pacific walruses have started to gather on an Arctic beach in Northwest Alaska, continuing what has become a near-annual ritual for the animals living in a habitat that is losing its summer and fall sea ice. A crowd of approximately 1,000 walruses had [...]

Noorvik man sentenced to prison for sexual assault

October 14th 7:51 pm

A Noorvik man will spend more than four years in prison for a series of offenses committed in Kotzebue and Anchorage over the last three years. Alex Troy Coffin, 29, was sentenced in superior court by Judge Michael Corey on Oct. 10. He pleaded guilty to [...]

Caelus jittery about the future of tax credits

October 14th 7:50 pm

The tantalizing news from Caelus Energy of a big oil discovery in Alaska arrived Tuesday as the powerful oil industry girded for another fight in the upcoming legislative session to protect oil-tax benefits provided by the state. The Dallas company's claims [...]

ConocoPhillips orders monster rig to set new drilling standard

October 14th 7:49 pm

ConocoPhillips has ordered a powerful new drilling rig that will crush long-distance drilling records in Alaska while allowing the company to unlock oil from a new field northwest of the Alpine development. The company said on Thursday it has signed a [...]

In Your Words: Selawik students get involved in their community

October 14th 7:48 pm

"It takes a village to raise a child." This is especially true in remote Alaskan villages. Davis-Ramoth Memorial School has been teaming up with community partners this school year to make a difference for students. By working together, each student is being [...]

In Your Words: My eyes smile again

October 14th 7:47 pm

A caribou hunt up the Kobuk River

Congressional candidates to debate in Barrow

October 14th 7:42 pm

Alaska's congressional candidates have agreed to a series of debates beginning this week and running through the start of November. The first debate, to be held Oct. 12 at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium in Kodiak, will run from 7-9 p.m. and will feature the [...]

AFN celebrates 50th anniversary this month

October 14th 7:40 pm

The 50th anniversary of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention is happening this month. From Oct. 20-22, immediately following the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference, the convention will be held at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.

Elders & Youth Conference begins next week

October 14th 7:40 pm

The 33rd annual Elders & Youth Conference is happening next week in Fairbanks just before the start of the Alaska Federation of Natives gathering. From Oct. 17-19. participants will come together at the Carlson Center for presentations, cultural [...]

15 Years Ago In the Arctic Sounder

October 14th 7:39 pm

Army Band visits Barrow October 11, 2001 By Tim MacDonald Arctic Sounder BARROW — They arrived in two big C-130 transport planes, a hundred strong, with trumpets, piccolos, bassoons and tubas. Within half an hour they were all in their dress [...]

Who Done It

October 14th 7:37 pm

Wayne W. Matthews, 27, of Barrow, pleaded guilty to the class C felony of assault in the third degree for repeated threat of death or injury and reached a plea agreement. He was then found guilty of the class A misdemeanor of assault in the fourth degree for [...]

Opinion: Trump tape offers chance to talk about equality between men and women

October 14th 7:37 pm

My son turned 13 this week, an age that launches him into the very beginnings of manhood as he tries to decipher everything from how to use deodorant to how to relate to women. The same week, the news is full of talk of the recently released video by [...]

Opinion: Arctic people deserve a strong voice

October 14th 7:36 pm

The coming months are a critical time for our Arctic communities, as the president's administration will soon finalize the next five-year plan for the Outer Continental Shelf and determine if offshore lease sales will be included in the Chukchi and Beaufort [...]

Opinion: Do mistakes suffice to overturn primary result?

October 14th 7:35 pm

State Rep. Benjamin Nageak's legal team has been in an Anchorage court for a week attempting to reverse his primary election loss to Dean Westlake, like Nageak a Democrat. In August, Westlake's margin in House District 40 was eight votes out of more than [...]

Opinion: Murkowski, Sullivan abandon Trump. What took them so long?

October 14th 7:35 pm

On a day when the Republican chairman of the Donald Trump campaign in Alaska was whining in Fairbanks about all the terrible things being said about the GOP nominee, Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan prepared to abandon ship because of Trump's own [...]

Alaska Science Forum: Pondering the infinite on the Yukon Flats

October 14th 7:34 pm

YUKON FLATS — Out here, in a smooth plain stretching over Alaska's wrinkled face, water and tree and mud dissolve to fuzz at each horizon. No hills or bumps. An ocean of sky. An observer once said Yukon Flats looks like a place where God forgot to put [...]

Aurora rivals to face off for small school state title

October 14th 7:33 pm

Win or lose, the Aurora Conference will claim the small-school division's football bragging rights on Saturday afternoon in Palmer. Mainly because the conference's top two teams will be facing off for the 2016 state championship. Aurora Conference champion [...]

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