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Noorvik teen named to state school board

September 23rd 5:17 pm

Wilfried Zibell to serve as student representative

Child's meningitis case confirmed in Kotzebue

September 23rd 5:15 pm

June Nelson Elementary School Student diagnosed

Circumpolar conference tackles Arctic water, sanitation issues

September 23rd 5:10 pm

Anchorage event held in conjunction with U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Nageak files legal challenges after loss in primary

September 23rd 5:08 pm

Barrow representative is appealing state-funded recount in Supreme Court

Four Point Hope residents charged with illegal walrus kills

September 23rd 5:06 pm

Four Point Hope residents are facing federal charges alleging they shot and killed at least six walruses for their ivory tusks and then wastefully left the carcasses behind on a beach in Northwest Alaska last year. Adam Sage, Michael Tuzroyluk Jr., Guy [...]

Arctic Council seeks local feedback on water, sanitation

September 23rd 5:01 pm

International survey open through September

Sullivan hopeful millions headed to rural water systems in Alaska

September 23rd 4:59 pm

If all goes well, the thousands of Alaskans still without running water and indoor plumbing may get federal support, thanks to a bill working its way through congress with more than $1 billion in funds for improving infrastructure. On Thursday, the U.S. [...]

Is Lahka Peacock turning Nome into rural Alaska's financial capital?

September 23rd 4:56 pm

NOME — The only ATM in Nuiqsut is jammed and Lahka Peacock is trying to troubleshoot by phone with his agent in the village, which is 550 miles away across the Brooks Range. Turn it off and then back on, he suggests, then put into the reject bin any [...]

In Your Words: Shungnak students learn about careers at Red Dog Mine

September 23rd 4:50 pm

Six students from Shungnak School were fortunate enough to take part in the Red Dog Career Awareness program offered by Teck. It was a three-day program in which these six students were able to experience life at the mine just as if being employed there. [...]

Man working at Wales school abused 7 young girls

September 23rd 4:48 pm

A man who sometimes served as a substitute teacher in the Northwest Alaska village of Wales groped more than a half-dozen young girls at the local school, according to charging documents against him. Court records Thursday showed Amos Oxereok, 43, charged [...]

In brief: New CEO takes the lead at ASTAC

September 23rd 4:44 pm

Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC), a telephone utility cooperative that provides telephone, internet, wireless, and LAN/WAN services to residents across the North Slope, has a new chief executive officer. Jens Laipenieks, who has worked [...]

Sullivan sticking with Murkowski in widening U.S. Senate election

September 23rd 4:43 pm

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is sticking with Sen. Lisa Murkowski in this election season, he said this week. Though Sullivan and Murkowski don't always go the same way in Washington, the junior senator said he's not swayed by the entrance [...]

Adams scores four TDs in 48-33 loss to Eielson

September 23rd 4:40 pm

The Eielson Ravens made the playoff picture a bit clearer for the Barrow Whalers on Friday afternoon at Buck Nystrom Field in Fairbanks. Unfortunately for the Whalers, the picture doesn't appear quite as wide-open now. Eielson scored 35 points in the first [...]

Lady Huskies use loss as wake-up call in Nome

September 23rd 4:38 pm

The Kotzebue Lady Huskies didn't enjoy their recent outing to Nome. In fact, splitting their two-game Western Conference showdown with the Lady Nanooks left them more than a little upset. And that might be a good thing. "The team wasn't focused (on [...]

Area XC team set to compete in state championship meets

September 23rd 4:36 pm

Teams from Barrow to Bethel will be heading to various sites in north and western Alaska this weekend to take their shot at qualifying for the upcoming state cross country meet via their respective district competitions. Teams from the North Slope Borough [...]

Barrow runners compete at Su Valley

September 23rd 4:05 pm

The Barrow boys' and girls' cross country teams got in some extra work this past weekend by competing in the 2016 Su Valley Invitational in Talkeetna. Barrow was among more than 12 teams participating in the contest. The Barrow girls raced their way to sixth [...]

Hailstone sprints to win at Kotzebue Invitational

September 23rd 4:03 pm

Carol Hailstone added another impressive note to her family's impressive cross country history this past week. The Noorvik standout penciled in her name alongside her sister, Iri, as a contender for a berth in the Class 1A-2A-3A meet by running her way to a [...]

Nicholas-Figueroa receives grant for Arctic study

September 23rd 4:01 pm

Iḷisaġvik College is proud to announce that Linda Nicholas-Figueroa has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation-Tribal Colleges and Universities Program in the amount of $198,821. The title of her grant is "Arctic Microbes: [...]

15 Years Ago in the Arctic Sounder

September 23rd 3:59 pm

French woman, daughter sail across Bering Sea BARROW — It has been three days of dodging icebergs for Mickie and Sabrina Demai. They have been awake all night and day moving their 42-foot sailboat "Naugee" which is French for "cloud" out of the way [...]

Alaska State Troopers Report

September 23rd 3:58 pm

On Sep. 15, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from the Kotzebue post cited Kevin Ryan, 57, of Pinellas Park, Fla. for mishandling an animal at a kill site. According to troopers, Ryan transported the antlers of a caribou from the kill site before he transported the [...]

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