Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome
One of the cases was in the community of Teller, population 237. Health authorities say they will offer additional testing for residents there.
Residents are only allowed to use two gallons of fuel per day due to a leaky fuel line and a fuel barge that didn't arrive last summer.
With limited person-to-person interaction hampering census effots, only about 17% of Nome's population has been counted.
The regional tribal consortium in Nome is hoping researchers will cancel trips.
It's the latest step in a 10-year, $500-million project.
The Norton Sound Regional Hospital closed down over the weekend after the first positive tested.
The positive case was discovered during routine testing.
Last year, Utqiagvik harvested just one whale.
Last year, two Nome high schoolers filed a suit against one of Nome's main mining companies after the vehicle they were driving struck a cable attached to a dredge that was stretched across the road.
Eight communities in the Bering Strait region still lack VPSOs.
The regional health corporation is not releasing the name of the community in which the case was reported.
The mushers and dogs are in good health, Iditarod officials say.
Rick Thoman, a climatologist, called it "a big change from the last couple of years and good news for the region.”
With hundreds of ice seal strandings last year in the Bering Sea, researchers from NOAA Fisheries plan to set sail this April to find out more information about how ice seals are doing with less sea ice, and what might be causing so many to become sick or die
A new prevention model aims to make a dent in Western Alaska's high suicide rate by providing the region with research and strategies, and letting each village decide for itself how to use the information.
Even with an animal control officer, the city pound is frequently at maximum capacity.
The new draft feasibility study acknowledges that project construction could have an effect on various marine mammals.
Gen. Torrence Saxe, Alaska National Guard commander, distributes medallions on a visit to Nome. He's looking for a few good men and women in rural hub cities. (Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead/U.S....
Some Alaskans fear there will be repercussions if they share details about their cramped living conditions, but census leaders say accurate data could reduce overcrowding throughout the state.