Tag: Kotzebue

Marge Baker Obituary

An icon of pioneer aviation in Northwest Arctic Alaska has been laid to rest. Marge Baker of Baker Aviation died while on vacation with her family in Mexico on Dec. 24. She was 79-years old.

Western Alaska Prepares for Potentially Massive Storm

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The storm heading toward the west coast of Alaska is starting to move in. Officials with the national weather service say the forecasts call...

NANA Opens New Hotel in Kotzebue

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A subsidiary of the regional Native corporation for northwest Alaska has opened a new hotel in Kotzebue. NANA Development Corp. on Monday opened the Nullagvik Hotel after two years of construction.

Native Elder and Leader Caleb Pungowiyi Passes Away

A former leader of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference and a prominent Alaska Native traditional science advocate has died.

Alaska News Nightly: July 26, 2011

36 Alaska Post Offices In Danger of Posting, Rural Alaska Program’s Success Attract Outside Dentists, Men in Juneau Earn Significantly More than Women, Bethel Residents React to Newspaper Shutdown, and more...

NANA Diving into Offshore Oil Service Business

NANA Development is not disclosing the financial terms, but will end up owning Grand Isle Shipyard Incorporated, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Well-Known Inupiaq Elder Passes Away

Inupaiq elder Caleb Pungowi is dead of cancer in Kotzebue. Pungowi was born in 1941 on Saint Lawrence Island and became a well-known ambassador for Native traditional knowledge in the scientific community.

Maniilaq Association Lays Off Unspecified Number of Employees

Kotzebue based Maniilaq Association will be laying off around 40 employees effective immediately.

Alaska News Nightly: July 15, 2011

Maniilaq Association Lays Off Unspecified Number of Employees, Rachelle Waterman Sentenced to Three Years, Indian Affairs Committee Investigating Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Rates, Mat-Su Mayor Surprised by Anchorage’s Suit Against Knik Arm Crossing, and more...

Northern Waters Task Force Meets This Week

The Northern Waters Task Force held a series of meetings in Kotzebue and Nome this week.

Alaska News Nightly: July 8, 2011

Alaska Congressional Delegation Not Included in Budget Talks, Murkowski Voices Concerns over EPA and BOEMRE, Anchorage Files Lawsuit Over Knik Bridge Project, Northern Waters Task Force Meets This Week, and more...

Dental Pioneer Robert Lathrop Leaves Legacy of Service to Rural Communities

Kotzebue dental pioneer Robert Lathrop died on June 8, in Anchorage. He was 87 years old. Lathrop worked for the Territorial Department of Health's Mobile Marine Unit on the ship MV Health, during the 1940s, traveling from Kodiak to Point Hope to provide dental care.

Alaska News Nightly: June 14, 2011

Kuskokwim River Closed to King Salmon Fishing by Emergency Order, State Closes Anchor River to Fishing, AK Pride Pays Forward Their ‘Today’ Show Donations, Redistricting Board Holds Ceremonial Signing of Plan, and more...

Emerging Leaders Program Wraps Up

The 2011 Emerging Leaders dialogue wrapped up in Kotzebue on Sunday. Sponsored by the Institute of the North, the leadership program is designed to...

Alaska News Nightly: June 6, 2011

Fishery Safety Experts Unhappy with Program Cancellation, Update on Missing Talkeetna Woman, Teenage Girls Survive Drowning Accident on Tustumena Lake, Officials Investigate Marine Mammal Deaths Near Skagway, and more...