Savoonga’s postal worker resigned mid-November, and now the St. Lawrence Island community of 700 has been without regular postal service for almost two weeks.
After nearly two weeks of suspended service, the United States Postal Service in Wales reopened Wednesday.
All across Western Alaska, it’s the season known as “breakup”: the slow, on-again/off-again period of melting that signals the gradual approach of summer. Some days are…
Ten men from Savoonga receive federal citations for selling raw ivory to non-Natives, violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act; Kuskokwim River contamination linked to the Red Devil mercury mine sparks community meetings with BLM; an Eagle River man treated for wounds from a grizzly bear attack; and retail hours at rural Alaskan post offices may be cut under a cost-saving plan by the postal service.