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.
“I’ll never be able to repay the kindness I received in this place. But I’ll try,” Mitch says in his final audio blog.
Michels will coordinate between Quintillion, the City of Nome, and NJUS as the telecom company works to bring high-speed internet to western Alaska.
The three-day festival starts Friday at the Bethel Regional High School. Performers hail from Hooper Bay to Barrow and Toksook Bay to Chevak.
Hansen won the race after one day, eight hours, and five minutes on the trail. That’s about five hours faster than second-place finisher, Diana Haecker of Nome.
Quintillion Starts Construction in Nome, Still on Schedule to Deliver High-Speed Internet in Early 2017
Construction crews began work on Tobuk Alley two weeks ago. They’ll move throughout Nome over the next three months.
Dennis Davis said sea ice conditions have become less reliable for his fellow seal and walrus hunters. He said the footage he collects with the drone “is like insurance.”
The closure would save more than a million dollars outright, but some say it would come at the expense of kids who live in western Alaska.