70-year-old Michael Fay of Springfield, MO, is reported to have hurt his back while operating his all-terrain vehicle an estimated 55 miles northeast of Nome.
Fire Chief Sean Ralston, 36 was taken to the Kotzebue Regional Jail, where he blew a .167 breath alcohol content, more than twice the state’s legal limit.
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Unit 23 to outside hunters this fall, but the yearlong ban hasn’t cleared up the controversy or confusion surrounding the hunt.
In their first long-term lease above the Arctic Circle, the U.S. Coast Guard is coming to Kotzebue for the summer — and preparing for summers to come.
Nome’s harbor will host the U.S. Coast Guard, fiber optic cable vessels, and a steady stream of cruise ship passengers this summer.
Arctic Greens will harvest its first crop on June 21. Soon after, the produce will go on sale at Kotzebue’s AC store.
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Michels will coordinate between Quintillion, the City of Nome, and NJUS as the telecom company works to bring high-speed internet to western Alaska.
The Department of Energy awarded federal funding to install panels in Kotzebue, Buckland and Deering, but decreasing the region’s dependency on diesel is easier said than done.
Last week, the Federal Subsistence Board voted to close Unit 23 to all but local caribou hunters. The closure will last for one year.