After more than a year without an official leader, the 18,000 Catholics in the 46 parishes of northern Alaska will now be led—for the first time in U.S. history—by an active duty military chaplain.
Delays in both the subsea Arctic cable, and a terrestrial cable along the Dalton Highway, could push the rollout of ultrafast broadband in rural Alaska to 2016 or beyond.
Pope Francis has asked Chad Zielinski—an active military chaplain at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks—to lead the nation’s northernmost diocese.
Challenged in court since 2008, a new draft environmental assessment upholds the Chukchi leases and increases the estimate to more than four billion barrels of recoverable oil.
The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics start in Fairbanks tomorrow, with qualifiers for events like one-armed reach and the Race of the Torch ahead of opening ceremonies at 6pm inside the Carlson Center.
Another magnitude 5.7 quake in the Noatak earthquake swarm struck around 4:01 a.m. Monday. Residents reported about a minute of strong shaking.
A strong aftershock Thursday May 29 is the third powerful temblor in what is now a series of strong quakes and aftershocks in the last two months.
After more than 60 years serving communities in the Bering Strait region, the Little Sisters of Jesus are leaving western Alaska.
Two weeks after the strongest earthquake in the region in 30 years, Noatak residents were rocked by a series of powerful quakes and aftershocks Saturday.
In Monday’s news: Republican candidates for U.S. Senate seat answer questions at forum; Bering Sea alliance hosting conference in Gambell on Arctic infrastructure this week; Fairbanks…