Kristin travels to Gambell and is once again struck by the generosity and kindness of people all over the region.
Nome could soon be home to an intensive treatment facility for those struggling with addiction and substance abuse.
What is love? It’s a big question, but this month’s Story49 delves into the topic through the stories of five local couples.
Two meetings with the Army Corps. of Engineers in Savoonga address the process for cleaning up Northeast Cape, inactive since 1972, but harboring a slew of environmental contaminants.
Cell service from GCI was interrupted in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Gambell this week, and while it’s been restored in the YK Delta, service remained out in Gambell as of Thursday.
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.
Two seals recently harvested off Gambell were found coated with a dark oily substance. While the hunters on St. Lawrence Island believe it was oil on the animals’ coats, testing done by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has not confirmed that.
North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower says supporting these gatherings of Inuit people are critical for cultural exchange and preserving kinship.
Commercial crabbers in the Bering Strait Region are harvesting a new species of king crab this year following a change in state classification. The crab is a Hanasaki king crab, otherwise known as a “spiny” king crab. Seafood processors look forward to an expanded market and biologist await more accurate species data.
For the second year in a row, the number of walrus harvested for subsistence on St. Lawrence Island is far below normal.