The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
The three-day festival starts Friday at the Bethel Regional High School. Performers hail from Hooper Bay to Barrow and Toksook Bay to Chevak.
Unalakleet was buzzing overnight as Iditarod mushers and their dog teams arrived on the Bering Sea Coast. Their sense of urgency was palpable.
Senator Donny Olson joined Republicans in the Senate majority last month, and with that move came funds for one more staffer.
“Everything has to come together just right,” the Bethel musher — and recent K-300 champ — said about his odds of winning Iditarod 2016.
The Kuskokwim 300 starts this Friday, and Diana Haecker will be running the race for the first time.
To receive state funding, Alaska schools must have a minimum of 10 students. But some lawmakers are looking at raising the number to 20 or 25.
Meet Father Mark Hoelsken, KNOM Radio Mission’s spiritual director. He’s a person with a long history with our radio station and with faith communities in Alaska; in the coming years, he’ll continue to deepen his connection to both.
UAF faces a $20 million shortfall, and that means deeper cuts being felt acutely in Nome and other rural campuses.
Heroin use has been steadily increasing in the United States since 2007, and Western Alaska has been no exception.