This week we’re heading just northeast of Sitka, to another island community-Angoon. The village is home to about 450, most Tlingit, residents. Richard George is the mayor of Angoon.
Now it’s time for 300 villages. This week, we’re heading to Manley Hot Springs, a small community of about 80 people in the interior, west of Fairbanks. That was Chuck Parker a resident of Manley Hot Springs. 300 villages is AK’s attempt to put every community in Alaska on the radio.
This week we’re heading to Egegik, a small fishing community on the Egegik river and Bristol Bay. Roberta Alto is the tribal secretary in Egegik.
This week, we’re heading to the Native Village of Eyak. The village of Eyak is no longer populated. But the Native Village of Eyak, in Cordova, is a federally recognized tribe. Larue Barnes is the museum director for the Native Village of Eyak.
Now it’s time for 300 villages. This week were going to Slana, a community of about 150 people at the start of the Nabesna Road. It was one of the last spots in the country to stake a homestead.
This week, we’re heading to the Southeast community of Craig, on Prince of Wales Island. Victoria Merritt is the recreation director in Craig.
This week, were heading to Savoonga, one of two communities on the northern edge of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. Pearl Annogiyuk is city clerk in Savoonga.
This week, we’re heading out to the Pribilof Islands and the community of St. George, on a small island in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia. Pat Pletnikoff is the mayor of St. George.
This week we’re heading to Alakanuk, a community of about 800 people on the lower Yukon delta. Hilda Stern is City Administrator in Alakanuk.
Now it’s time for 300 villages. And where else would we go for a show about dogs than Nome, the town on the edge of the Bering Sea that hosts the finish of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race each year. Dennis Richardson is the manager at the Nome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This week we’re headed to the small community of Hope, 15 miles off the Seward Highway on Turnagain Arm. Susan Anderson started the library in Hope.
This week, we’re going way up north, to the village of Kaktovik, inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The community of about 300 people is located on the north shore of Barter Island on the Beaufort Sea. Annie Tikluk is the mayor of Kaktovik.
This week, we’re going to Cold Bay, a small community at the end of the Alaska Peninsula. George Lopez is mayor of Cold Bay.
This week, we’re visiting the tiny interior community of Alatna, north of Fairbanks. Clara Sam is a council member in Alatna.
This week we’re heading to Northway a tiny village on the far eastern edge of interior Alaska with resident Loraine Titus.
Today for 300 villages we’re heading to King Salmon and Naknek, communities separated by a 16 mile road. The communities are at the start of the Alaska Peninsula and a gateway to Katmai National Park.
This week, we’re going to Klukwan, a small Alaska Native Village on the Chilkat River. Jones Hotch Junior is President of the Chilkat Indian Village Tribal Council.
This week, we’re heading to Glacier View – a section of the Glenn Highway past Palmer that’s home to 234 permanent residents. Rick Brendon is the community council president in Glacier View.
Now it’s time for 300 villages. This week, we’re off to the community of Kenny Lake in the Copper River Valley to celebrate the annual Kenny Lake Fair which promises “moose-chevious fun,” where we talk with Kim Morse at the Kenny Lake Fair.
This week, we’re heading to the community of Butte, located at the foot of Bodenberg Butte in the Matanuska Susitna Valley. It’s home to about 3000 residents. Brit Lively is a longtime resident of Butte. She lives there with her domestic partner, five horses and a mule.