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The next installment of our #FocusWesternAK series takes us above the Arctic Circle, to the community of Noorvik.
Merna and Albert Sheldon left the community of Noorvik in a skiff on Monday, July 18th to go berry picking with a 4-year-old boy; they drowned as they were returning up the Kobuk River.
“There will be no delays. There will be vivid, vibrant colors, and it will be immediate, interactive sharing of data and information back and forth between people,” says GCI’s Heather Handyside.
In the 2016 running of the Kobuk 440, rookies Jason Mackey, John Vanderwall and Damon Tedford are hitting the trail with dogs, and advice, from well-known race veterans.
Dog teams will pass through six Western Alaska villages. The winner is expected across the finish line on Saturday.
The 2016 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race starts Saturday at noon on Nome’s East Beach.
Court documents allege 28-year-old Johnny Nazuruk broke into a home in the Kobuk River community, waited for a woman to walk by, attacked her, and dragged her inside the broken-into house against her will
In all, 80 runners for the boys and 57 runners for the girls represented schools from throughout the Bering Strait, Norton Sound, Northwest Arctic Borough, and North Slope.
In Monday’s news: At last weekend’s AFN conference, Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke addressed a senate committee on subsistence issues; A 40-year-old Noorvik man shot and wounded…