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Kotzebue holds Walk for Life

September 22nd 2:54 pm

Towns across Northwest Arctic gather to raise awareness about suicide

Kotzebue water now safe to drink

September 22nd 2:52 pm

No contaminants found after loss of pressure led to temporary boil notice

64 walruses found dead at Point Lay haulout

September 22nd 2:50 pm

Locals reported seeing aircraft overhead before animals were found

North Slope Borough mayoral candidates weigh in on issues

September 22nd 2:49 pm

Voters will choose their next representative Oct. 3

Who Done It

September 22nd 2:48 pm

Carl L. Ahtuangaruak, 24, of Utqiaġvik, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor charge of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree for causing reckless injury and reached a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days [...]

In Brief

September 22nd 2:46 pm

ICAS, Ilisaġvik partner for disability education training By Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder The Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope is partnering with Iḷisaġvik College for a special one-week course focusing on disability education [...]

Mongoyak, Whalers run away with NSBSD crown

September 22nd 2:43 pm

Hopson and Weyiouanna finish fourth and fifth with impressive runs of their own

Huskies sprint to 2nd at Nome Classic

September 22nd 2:42 pm

Michael Hensley turned in a season-best performance on Saturday and helped power the Kotzebue Huskies to second in the overall team standings at the 2017 Nome Classic Invitational. The Huskies, sparked by having four runners in the top 10, rolled up 35 points [...]

Whalers upend defending state champs

September 22nd 2:41 pm

Travis Adams threw for three touchdowns and the Barrow High School defense turned in a dominating performance on Saturday en route to leading the Whalers to a stunning 19-6 victory over the Eielson Ravens in front of a large crowd at Cathy Parker Field.

Opinion: Jonrowe's extraordinary career will echo long after her retirement

September 22nd 2:11 pm

DeeDee Jonrowe announced this week that this winter's Iditarod race, her 36th, would be her last, sparking reflection from many on the extraordinary career of a woman who inspired many with her tenacity and strength. At 63, Jonrowe's accomplishments on the [...]

Opinion: A fourth of Alaska students are chronically absent. No wonder test scores are so bad.

September 22nd 2:10 pm

A major reason for Alaska's poor school performance is that too many parents don't care about education. You can get a great education from Anchorage schools and from many other schools around the state. I'd stack up my children's academic opportunities with [...]

'Blue economy' attracting international interest

September 22nd 2:10 pm

Globally, oceans are being viewed as the last economic frontier, expert says A growing cluster of entrepreneurs is seeding prospects for Alaska's new "blue economy" and it is attracting interest from around the world. Marine technology experts are meeting [...]

Turning on the aurora switch with HAARP

September 22nd 1:59 pm

Transmitters send a focused beam of radio-wave energy into the aurora zone

As ice thaws, rock avalanches become bigger

September 22nd 1:58 pm

Study in Southeast Alaska found likelihood of large slides doubled in five years

Alaska fishing season moves into fall harvests

September 15th 8:50 am

Alaska's salmon season is nearly a wrap, but fall remains as one of the fishing industry's busiest times of the year. For salmon, the catch of 213 million has surpassed the forecast by 9 million fish. Highpoints for this season are a statewide sockeye catch [...]

Arctic schools fared very poorly on statewide tests in 2017

September 15th 8:44 am

About 90 percent did not meet grade level standards

Creating cultural competence in Northwest Alaska

September 15th 8:44 am

Newly hired teachers attend Kotzebue cultural immersion experience

Kotzebue leads Arctic in reported crimes for 2016

September 15th 8:43 am

The Kotzebue area has the highest reported crime rate in the Arctic, according to the most recent statewide numbers included in the 2016 Uniform Crime Report for Alaska. It's important to note that the numbers only reflect reported crimes and not necessarily [...]

Niqipiaq summit held in Kotzebue

September 15th 8:42 am

Traditional foods, medicines were the focus of conference

Who Done It

September 15th 8:42 am

Johnny M. Akootchook, 61, of Utqiagvik, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor charge of harassment in the first degree for offensive contact involving fluids and reached a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all 30 days suspended. He [...]

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