Sign-ups for the next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Saturday. 40 veterans and 12 rookies are on the list so far to compete in 2017.
A Norwegian tanker carrying over 14 million gallons of fuel ran aground near Nunivak Island last week.
In their first long-term lease above the Arctic Circle, the U.S. Coast Guard is coming to Kotzebue for the summer — and preparing for summers to come.
“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.
A third pulse of salmon is currently passing through Pilot Station. Their runs are expected to meet pre-season estimates of 130,000–175,000 kings and 1.3–1.8 million summer chum.
The onshore cable will connect to the subsea cable just a few miles east of downtown Nome.
Some worry the Arctic could serve as the next stage for international conflict, but coast guards across the region are busy laying the groundwork for cooperation.
Nome’s harbor will host the U.S. Coast Guard, fiber optic cable vessels, and a steady stream of cruise ship passengers this summer.
Maddie tries to find the words to say goodbye.
There’s new evidence that metal goods from central Asia made their way to Alaska long before contact with Europeans.