One result of the Kotzebue workshop is a collaborative “toolbox” meant to address the changes taking place within coastal communities in Alaska — specifically those changes linked to rising temperatures.
The countdown is on for the start of the 2017 Iditarod Sled-dog race on March 4th.
Kotzebue’s Bush Brawl wrestling competition featured athletes from schools in Nome, Shishmaref, Koyuk, Buckland, Unalakleet, and many more.
Victor Karmun and Greta Schuerch started their terms on the National Park Monument Subsistence Resource Commissions on October 26th. Ronald Huffman will begin his new term on the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council on November 10th.
The Coast Guard is expected to return to Kotzebue in Summer 2017.
Alaska State Troopers were initially notified at 12:51 A.M. Sunday morning, October 30th, that a grocery store in Kobuk was engulfed in flames.
After votes were canvassed Monday evening, Kotzebue’s municipal election results were official. Voters chose to continue to permit liquor sales at the Package Store by a margin of more than 2 to 1.
Preliminary vote counts suggest that Kotzebue will continue to be able to sell liquor within city limits.
Jayhawk pilot Lieutenant Leo Lake says the Coast Guard Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue allowed the crew to respond within twenty minutes.
If Kotzebue loses alcohol sales, they will lose an important portion of enterprise revenue. City Attorney Joe Evans doesn’t know where the city would make up the lost funds.