Our #FocusWesternAK series continues with a look at Stebbins, Alaska, in both summer and winter.
Stebbins took control over housing from the regional non-profit, hoping to speed up the building process, but it’s actually led to stagnation and overcrowding.
GCI recently announced plans to bring high-speed internet to ten more communities in the region this year. Stebbins is on that list, and while many are excited for faster service, some fear their subsistence lifestyle could suffer.
“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.
Volunteer news reporter Emily Russell recently returned from two special places well within KNOM’s listening range, Stebbins and Koyuk, Alaska, both of which welcomed her warmly: with hospitality, stories, and fish.
Emily looks back on her recent travels to Stebbins and Koyuk, where people shared their stories with her and even sent her home with some frozen fish.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will review commercial, subsistence, and boundary proposals for the Norton Sound and Port Clarence Fisheries.
A 3-year-old in Stebbins was accidentally killed on New Year’s Eve after being run over by a truck, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Alaska State Troopers arrested 18-year-old Rylan Snowball of Stebbins on the pending charge of first-degree assault.
“Department of Corrections is the biggest mental health facility in our system. Something’s wrong with that picture,” said Ron Taylor, Department of Corrections commissioner.