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.
After elections last week, the Bering Strait School District’s board of education will feature several familiar faces — and one new one.
Irene Navarro and Charlotte “Jane” Kava are running unopposed for re-election. Aurora Johnson faces competition from Annabelle Cunningham, and Sherman Richard challenges Reggie Barr.
From standardized tests to drug tests, the board of education covered plenty of ground in their first meeting of the new school year.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
Ten thousand pounds of donated halibut will help four communities affected by this spring’s poor walrus harvest.
When chilly conditions threatened to sour Lemonade Day, young business owners bundled up or moved their operations inside.
Now in its fourth year in the region, Lemonade Day involved nearly 300 children around the Bering Strait last year, bringing in more than $6,500 in earnings and another $2,500 in donations.
Graduation speaker Evita Samuels, 33, “died [Tuesday] at the [Diomede] school where she was staying,” Troopers said Wednesday. Foul play is not suspected.
After recent repairs to its autopilot system, the single helicopter that ferries mail and passengers to and from Little Diomede Island is up and running (though still waiting on weather).