Kristin travels to Gambell and is once again struck by the generosity and kindness of people all over the region.
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.
Western Alaska athletes had top finishes in kneel jump, toe kick, one-foot high kick, Indian stick pull, and seal hop.
Ski, Biathlon Championships in White Mountain Earn Western, Interior Athletes Trip to Arctic Winter Games
A total of five cross country skiers and biathletes from secured a spot at the 2016 international competition in Nuuk, Greenland for their performance in the WISA championship.
Cell service from GCI was interrupted in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Gambell this week, and while it’s been restored in the YK Delta, service remained out in Gambell as of Thursday.
Businesses in Brevig Mission, Nome, and Gambell recevied grants ranging from $20,000 to $35,000 as part of NSEDC’s Small Business Initiative.
Lab results testing for oil on two seals recently harvested near Gambell have come back negative. The Coast Guard says there’s no conclusive report on the potential oil sighting in the water by Wales and Shishmaref.
Two seals recently harvested off Gambell were found coated with a dark oily substance. While the hunters on St. Lawrence Island believe it was oil on the animals’ coats, testing done by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has not confirmed that.
Without understanding how, July is nearly over and Zach’s about a month away from leaving KNOM and Nome. With that in mind, he makes a list of things he’d still like to do.
For the second year in a row, the number of walrus harvested for subsistence on St. Lawrence Island is far below normal.