Maggie shares stories of gathering berries and greens with her grandmother and memories of subsistence: seining for fish, gathering tom cod, and whaling for beluga.
On a clear, chilly day in Elim, community members gathered in the fire hall for some unusual entertainment. It was no movie or sports game available for viewing that day. Instead, people could watch their own pets being operated on.
Since 1999, Nome’s Volunteer Ambulance Department, the only ambulance service in town, has been overseen by the City. But now, another entity is considering operating their own ambulance service.
Led by senior Kiah Charlie, the Scammon Bay Eagles finished out a perfect season on top of clinching the championship. Gambell fell 39-79 to the Ninilchik Wolverines.
Among the special awards at the Sunday banquet were two given to Jessie Royer: the Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award and the Most Inspirational Musher Award.
According to a release from the Iditarod Trail Committee, Zappa chose to scratch out of the best interest of her dogs.
“9th place in under 9 days? It’s crazy,” Pete Kaiser commented on Wednesday. The fast finishes of Iditarod 2017 are a sign of an “evolving” race, the Bethel musher said.
Join Barbara Koogasagoon, from Savoonga, as she tells stories of growing up on St. Lawrence Island, before electricity and airplanes.
Mitch Seavey finished a 1,000-mile journey in Nome on Tuesday afternoon, winning Iditarod 2017. See photos of his last 3 miles on the trail.
For the elder Seavey, winning a third Iditarod is a big accomplishment, but it’s not his last. He’s still at the height of his career, he says, with more yet to do.