AC Quickstop received the town’s first liquor license last fall after decades of restricted alcohol sales, and the store could open as early as Monday.

Anna Rose MacArthur | KYUK Public Media
For years now, the village has discussed the need to move its residents to safer ground. An emergency route would come with a multimillion-dollar price tag and has not received much financial support to date. Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Former North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower is one of nine people who are trying to fill the seat she lost when voters ousted her over ethical concerns. Alex DeMarban
While state fish managers say they are proceeding with caution, their plan for managing this year’s Kuskokwim king run is being examined with skepticism in a place where residents still depend on salmon to get through winter.Lisa Demer

Visitors viewing “Qayat” (“Kayaks”), a new exhibit at the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, will get their first look at one of its star attractions, a single person Alutiiq kayak. The historic traditional watercraft was taken from Alaska around 150 years ago and only returned this spring.

 

Mike Dunham
A resident of the Interior Alaska town of Two Rivers died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday, according to troopers.Alaska Dispatch News
As if tax time isn't tough enough, a closed post office forced some Fort Yukon residents to fly to Fairbanks to hand deliver paperwork in mid-April. The office has since reopened after months of complaints.Zaz Hollander
Village Public Safety Officer Jay Levan, 68, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday in Anchorage after an investigation, according to troopers.Alaska Dispatch News
The earliest breakup on record has begun in the middle Kuskokwim River, but ice is still holding in the upper and lower sections of the river, according to a story from KYUK Public Media.Anna Rose MacArthur | KYUK Public Media

As daylight roars back in Barrow with the arrival of spring, whaling crews head across the ice to open water. 

Erik Hill