30 bags of oily waste were recovered from contaminated ice near Shishmaref, but the source of the petroleum leak remains unknown.
For one recent visit to Shishmaref, Old St. Nick didn’t rely on elves or reindeer. He had a lot of human helpers, instead — and a C-130 cargo airplane.
An oily substance smelling of gasoline was first observed off Shishmaref’s north coast over the summer, but despite cleanup efforts over the summer, the sheen has returned.
A power outage in Diomede last week saw the Bering Strait School District and the Alaska National Guard work to get an electrician on scene and power restored by Friday.
This month’s Story49 features educator and dancer Mary Huntington. “All the things that I do in classrooms and schools… trying to incorporate culture and language, probably wouldn’t have taken place if I didn’t start out with Eskimo dance,” she says.
Lab results testing for oil on two seals recently harvested near Gambell have come back negative. The Coast Guard says there’s no conclusive report on the potential oil sighting in the water by Wales and Shishmaref.
Troopers say 18-year-old Ned Ahgupuk and three 15-year-old boys used a crowbar to pry open a door to the clinic’s medication room before stealing 101 tablets of painkillers and five syringes of morphine.
For the first time in the United States, a technology traditionally used on humans is testing possible widespread threats to food security.
Aviation officials from across the state are visiting runways and airports throughout Western Alaska to gain an eye-witness understanding of rural aviation.
Troopers are suspending their involvement in the search for 21-year-old Clarence Ray Olanna from Brevig Mission, but local searchers pledge to continue.