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.
Local, collaborative meetings — between government officials, scientists, and community leaders — have spawned new “toolkits” designed to empower Alaska’s coastal communities to more closely monitor environmental challenges.
Bering Strait communities have a new online tool to share knowledge — and learn new information — that could prove useful in the event of oil spills or other threats to local marine life.
This will be Royer’s rookie run in the Yukon Quest, although she’s been running dogs for 25 years. She has claimed a spot in the top 20 in Iditarod the past three years in a row – with her best run in 2015, taking 4th place.
A diverse roster of competitors from around the world will be kicking off the 34th annual Yukon Quest — from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Fairbanks — on February 4th.
On this week’s episode from the Elder Voices archive, hear our 2009 interview with Iġġiaġruk, Willie Hensley. Tune in to 780 AM or 96.1 FM at 11am or 6pm Wednesday, or listen online.
Lady Nanooks and Unalakleet Boys both took second place team awards in the 2017 Nome Subway Showdown over the weekend. The teams ranked behind Kotzebue girls and boys, who both grabbed first place.