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.
Alaska State Troopers allege Roswell Schaeffer Sr., 66, abandoned a half shackle of commercial gillnet, leaving 103 salmon to rot.
Volunteer news reporter Zach finds himself in an airplane on a journey north, along with a few other news representatives from the state and the Department of Energy.
With chum salmon surging through much of Western Alaska, commercial openings are having dramatically different effects–from a price spike in Kotzebue, to frustration along the Upper Yukon.
A bull musk ox is dead after it was shot by an area biologist in Kotzebue following the goring of a sled-dog early last Friday morning.
Nome’s Northwest Campus will see a five percent budget cut and other cost-saving measures, but will likely avoid a proposed merger with another rural campus.
How are small Alaska Native communities to balance tradition with modernization? That’s the question leaders addressed in the second day of talks on the proposed Ambler mining road.
Though the road is still in the preliminary planning phase, stakeholders from across the state flew in to Kotzebue Wednesday.
Starting tomorrow, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority—or AIDEA—is holding two days of meetings in Kotzebue about a proposed 200-mile road through the interior to the Ambler Mining District.
Court records show Kevin Hansen, 23, backed his truck up at a high rate of speed during a party on the beach Saturday June 14, hitting a woman with the vehicle before driving off.