A newly-formed working group in Kotzebue hopes to engage many different voices in Arctic communities to collaborate on Alaska’s most pressing environmental issues.
Elizabeth Sours rode in the open class, beating Katrina Carter by less than 30 seconds. Carter received $1,300 in prize money, while Sours brought in $2,800 for being the fastest racer overall.
After Aucha’s son passed away, it took her years to find peace. Eventually she found it, on a 300 mile snowmachine trip, with her son’s best friend and a large pair of antlers.
The ice road that spans from Kotzebue to Noorvik and Kiana closed earlier this week. A few residents now find their vehicles stuck on the wrong side of the road.
Jessie Holmes, the 2017 champion of the Kobuk 440, crossed the finish line Sunday morning at 1:51am with 9 dogs.
Kobuk 440 race coordinator Carmen Daggett says the first teams are expected to cross the finish line in Kotzebue sometime late Sunday or early Monday.
The annual Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin, Sr., Memorial Snowmachine Race is put on by the Arctic Circle Racing Association. It has been ongoing for more than 50 years.
After some delays, with Phase 1 of the three-phase project nearing completion, Quintillion’s subsea cable will come to land in six communities — Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright, Utqiagvik, and Prudhoe Bay — later this year at an undetermined date.
Marla Thompson, director of the Kotzebue DMV, says the reason for the shortage of job applicants has remained a mystery. An Anchorage DMV worker has come to Kotzebue for 4 days to administer road tests.
Dash-8 planes with 29 to 37 seats will be used to take passengers to Kotzebue and back to Anchorage. Ravn Alaska’s first direct flight from Anchorage to Kotzebue departed at 10:15am this morning.