Many of the animals were found headless, their tusks apparently harvested, and locals say some carcasses were found riddled with bullet holes.
Local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future as Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit today.
As President Barack Obama shifts his focus to western Alaska, Kotzebue residents discuss oil, erosion, and subsistence.
Residents showed up in force Monday night to sound off on everything from rising utility rates to the final draft of the city’s long-gestating marijuana laws.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission covered a range of topics — from fire forecasts to walrus tagging to the nutritional value of reindeer meat.
A large mid-August pulse of fall chum and coho salmon is keeping commercial fishermen busy in the lower river, but those upriver say they have yet to meet their subsistence needs.
After a break between the summer chum and the fall chum runs, “fish camps are coming to life again” along the Yukon River, fishermen say.
Educator Cultural Camp taught teachers berry picking, fishing, and the importance of culturally relevant curriculum.
Despite a slow run that’s left Yukon fisherman waiting for fall chum, Jeff Estensen with Fish and Game said “(by) all accounts, it definitely seems like we have a pulse of fish going upriver.”
Ten thousand pounds of donated halibut will help four communities affected by this spring’s poor walrus harvest.