When paired with a $1.3 million grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Richard Foster Building has most—but not all—of its funding needs met.
As the salmon season begins tapering off, returns across much of western Alaska have been above average. But there’s one fishery where the commercial harvest is shattering recent precedents: Kotzebue. And the cause is a mix of Mother Nature and marketing.
Wood bison have been extinct in Alaska for over one hundred years, but a new population will be released along the Lower Yukon River near Shageluk in early 2015.
The $700 million drilling project comes as ExxonMobil and Rosneft move ahead with additional plans for seismic surveys in the Russian Chukchi Basin.
Alaska State Troopers allege Roswell Schaeffer Sr., 66, abandoned a half shackle of commercial gillnet, leaving 103 salmon to rot.
During the Cold War, the U.S. Atomic Energy Agency made plans to detonate nuclear bombs a few dozen miles from Point Hope. This summer, state and federal agencies are cleaning out what they hope are the last remnants from Project Chariot’s legacy, even as residents of Point Hope say they still feel left out of the conversation about what happens on their land.
State managers emphasized record-level chum runs, even as middle and upper river fishermen say they are not yet seeing those returns for themselves.
Criticism from miners has focused on a recent letter from city manager Josie Bahnke claiming “negative social impacts” from Nome’s offshore gold boom, but others, including the Nome Chamber of Commerce president, say they’re waiting for more information about the gold sector’s costs and benefits to town.
The Nome Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly to a small blaze in a shed on 1st Avenue yesterday afternoon.
An out-of-season take of a muskox in Icy View on July 17 highlights the lack of effective deterrents to ‘nuisance muskox’ around Nome.