For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.
Around the New Year, gas prices were falling everywhere in the USA — except in rural Alaska. Here’s why.
What makes a community rural? That’s a question the Federal Subsistence Board has grappled with for years. Now, federal managers are trying something new.
Dozens of post offices in Alaska face potentially reduced hours of operation beginning in January 2015.
In late August, four of our newly-arrived volunteers went to Wales, Alaska to observe and take part in a beloved annual festival of Alaska Native music and culture.
After arriving at our station in June, volunteer news reporter Jenn Ruckel has been working to immerse herself in Western Alaska to understand it, and thereby report on it, better.
Dental health aide therapists have been providing midlevel dental care in the Norton Sound region for about a decade. Now the Pew Charitable Trusts is lauding the program for increasing access to dental care to underserved groups.
With the return of marine mammals and migratory birds to the Bering Straits region, subsistence hunters are still struggling to find certain kinds of ammunition. There are several popular calibers they can’t get in stock at the Native Store in Gambell.
For three hours yesterday, the Nome Common Council waded through budget requests from three different public groups—the school, the city, and the utility board. By the end, nobody was happy, and three extra work sessions were scheduled to hammer out details.
Curious about how a high school prom in small communities off Alaska’s road system differs from the Lower-48 archetype, Zach went to Unalakleet’s prom on Saturday.