One organizer says he hoped to foster a creative environment in which local students could get hands-on experience with new technology and continue to develop those skills in the future.

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A flyover of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday found more than 50 open holes in a 50-mile stretch -- reason for residents to stay off the still-freezing river for now, Bethel Search and Rescue said Wednesday.Lisa Demer
Authorities have released the identity of the man found shot to death near a lodge on a remote island northwest of Kodiak.Associated Press
A walkthrough on Tuesday of the portion of Bethel's Kilbuck school still standing found that unique and treasured Yup’ik materials appear salvageable, though soot-covered and smelling of smoke.Lisa Demer
Troopers said 31-year-old Nichael Snell was found dead Sunday between the villages of Kobuk and Shungnak, about 130 miles northeast of Kotzebue.Alaska Dispatch News
Pebble Ltd. Partnership is dropping court battles in two other states to seek records after losing efforts to pry loose documents and testimony from environmental and fishing activists in Alaska.Lisa Demer
The ice isn’t yet thick enough for travel by trucks and cars, and warm air pushed in Sunday and Monday by a big Bering Sea storm may change ice conditions fast, Bethel Search and Rescue warns. Lisa Demer
Roughly 120 people were involved in the search for Foote last week, at times moving shoulder-to-shoulder across the ground to try and locate her.Chris Klint
Vivian Foote was last seen walking near her home in Unalakleet on Wednesday, as she often did. But she didn’t make it back. Now over 100 volunteers are searching the village and surrounding areas for her.Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers say Harry Riley -- the second person reported dead in Selawik Wednesday morning -- died of natural causes, and that the incident was not connected to the death of a local 16-year-old girl.Chris Klint