Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome
Fifteen mushers are signed up for this year’s Kobuk 440 sled dog race, set to take off from Kotzebue on Thursday, April 7.
Burmeister has been competing in the Iditarod since his rookie run in 1994, when he was rookie of the year.
Researchers don’t yet know why the population has been decreasing, and they say they need more information about the species to find out.
U.S. and Russian scientists are using less invasive technology to get a more complete survey of the walrus population in the Bering Strait region.
Alaska’s only Arctic deep draft port will get hundreds of millions of dollars from infrastructure bill
Alaska’s congressional delegation announced on Jan. 19 that the Port of Nome will receive a quarter of a billion dollars for future construction.
Unalakleet’s supply of water was running on empty following a nasty freeze-up at the end of December, prompting the community to pull together to conserve water.
The final research cruise of 2021 in the Bering and Chukchi seas came through the region in November.
Staffing turnover, logistical issues, and the wrench thrown into the plan by COVID-19 all delayed the construction of new homes that were slated for this year. Lyons says the upside of waiting though, is that BSRHA received additional funds from COVID related grants and can afford to build more homes in 2022.
Current sea ice extent in Northern Alaska waters is the highest it’s been since November 2001.
In the first week of October, The Seattle Times reported a single beluga whale had been sighted in multiple places across Puget Sound — something that hasn’t been seen in the area since the 1940s.
The blooms carry toxins, but scientists aren’t yet sure what impact they will have on marine mammals.
Alice Bioff said her approach comes from her background as an Inupiaq woman living in Nome. “I was surrounded by women who sewed atikluks, qaspeqs. I was around that all my life,” she said.
Researchers and federal scientists still have no definitive explanation for the cause.
Some possible causes for late budding in berries include more precipitation when flowers bloom, which reduces pollination, an overall lack of pollinators, or sometimes animals and birds eat the berries during the winter.
The 2021 Iron Dog will start in two weeks, but with an adjusted route and new COVID-19 precautions.
Some survivors think law enforcement doesn’t prioritize these kinds of crimes, especially when the victims are Alaska Native.
As of Nov. 3, sea ice in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in is the lowest on record for the last five years, even with tiny bits of ice starting to form in Norton Bay and the Kotzebue Sound.