Wesley Early, Alaska's Energy Desk - Kotzebue
The spill puts the Kobuk River at risk, as well as the village's source of drinking water.
AFN will hold in-person annual convention this year with the theme ‘Good Government, Alaskans Decide’
House Speaker Bryce Edgmon will deliver the keynote address of the first AFN convention to be held since the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation withdrew from the organization.
Communities say that finding housing is the hardest part of hiring a qualified VPSO.
In an effort to keep Alaskans in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state housing authority is offering assistance with mortgage and rent payments.
This year, Western Alaska had its warmest May on record. It was the fourth warmest May for the state as a whole. Certain conditions aren’t as blistering as last year, but maintain the recent trend of a warming Arctic.
The person arrived in the community on Monday but their test didn't come back as positive until Thursday.
Officials are worried that without the power to force people coming into the community from outside, they may be missing cases of the coronavirus.
The borough didn't know whether the patient had spent time in their home village before traveling to Anchorage, where they tested positive.
In March, flights in the Northwest Arctic Borough to surrounding communities were suspended.
The patient had traveled from outside the city on Tuesday and immediately began self isolating, according to the regional healthcare provider.
Methane, which can trap 30 times more heat than carbon dioxide and contribute to global warming, has been hard to study in the Arctic.
On Wednesday morning, temperatures in the North Slope hub community of Utqiagvik reached 20 degrees below zero, a record low for April 29th.
The Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue. The airport will receive $1.2 million in federal funding to offset business lost due to the coronavirus. (Wikimedia commons photo) The...
Two candidates have filed to run for the seat vacated by John Lincoln, who announced in February that he wouldn't be seeking reelection.
Officials asked Kotzebue officers whether they would be willing to 'weather the storm' in the Northwest village. And they did.
Despite backlash over coronavirus timing, Alaska’s investment arm puts $35M into fund for Ambler Road
Critical public testimony didn’t stop the AIDEA board from putting $35 million toward the controversial Ambler Road project Friday.
After a Kaktovik man was found guilty of killing and wasting a polar bear in a small North Slope village, several prominent Alaska Native organizations are calling the sentence “inappropriate.”
Wildlife biologists say the Western Arctic caribou herd numbers have stabilized in the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge near Kotzebue.
Arctic ocean temperatures are rising at rates faster than previously thought by the scientific community. That’s the finding of a new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which shows warming waters having an effect on everything from sea ice growth to marine ecosystems.
The city of Kotzebue has used wind power for decades to supplement its fuel use, and is now about to break ground on a brand new solar project.