In Thursday’s news: Fairbanks man wakes from coma after being rescued off mountain north of Nome; Sentencing for two cases against Teddy Kyle Smith has yet to happen; King salmon fishing on Kuskokwim may be different than last year; Marissa Abarca of Kalskag took second place at the statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners; Governor [...]
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This episode is the first of a three-part series featuring Yupik elder Harriet Penayah. When Harriet Penayah was growing up in Savoonga in the 1930s, the Alaska native village looked much the same as it does today. “No igloos,” she says, “no sod houses.” Just wooden-frame homes clustered above the black sandy beach. But, she says, [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Alaska State Troopers say a 5-year-old girl died, on Monday, after being shot by her older brother; Nome Volunteer Search and Rescue assisted in saving a life for the second time in ten days; Another weak Yukon River Chinook salmon return is forecast for this summer; Colder temperatures are still present in [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Head of U.S. Coast Guard testified last week on Coast Guard’s 2014 budget request; Opponents of controversial tax cut for oil companies beginning to gather support for referendum; State Supreme Court gave Alaska Redistricting Board clarification last week; Nome Board of Education passes FY14 budget for Nome Public Schools; National Weather Service [...]
In Monday’s news: GCI announces Unalakleet has terrestrial broadband services; Four bowhead whales landed in Savoonga; 2013 CITGO fuel program deadline approaching; BSSD has another NYO record holder; Nome’s Laura Samuelson reappointed to State Historical Records Advisory Board.
In Friday’s news: Steven Gast will serve as the next superintendent of Nome Public Schools; Investigation into death of 7-year-old Kotzebue boy has been ruled accidental; Bering Strait School District has a world record athlete; National Infant Immunization Week ends today; Alaska Native regional corporation says it has a new interim chief executive officer; Jackpot [...]
In Thursday’s news: Bethel judge deciding if subsistence fishermen have spiritual right to fish; First effects of heroin use being seen in Nome; Senator Lisa Murkowski and rest of women in Senate attended dinner at the White House last night.
In Wednesday’s news: About 40 people gathered in Bethel on Monday for subsistence rights; Companies spearheading development of proposed Pebble Mine anticipate permitting before end of 2013; Leading Spanish oil company finds oil on Alaska’s North Slope; Subcommittee of U.S. Senate Energy Committee appears to have no objections to renaming Mount McKinley.
The Seal Hop. The Indian Stick Pull. The One-Foot High Kick. Last weekend, Unalakleet hosted the 28th Annual Native Youth Olympics. Over one hundred students from throughout the Bering Straits competed in the district meet, which celebrates indigenous culture and tests athlete’s power, flexibility and determination. Twelve athletes qualified for the State NYO Tournament, led by [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Wood boiler may be to blame for a fire that burned down a home in Dillingham last week; Fiscal analysis shows oil tax overhaul may cost state between $4.2 and 4.6 billion dollars through 2019; 2013 budget for Pebble Mine project is $80 million; Nome Common Council passes ordinance adopting Port of [...]
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