The company that provides regular helicopter service to the island of Little Diomede in the Bering Strait says a combination of weather and mechanical issues has kept them from flying. Residents say that despite just a single mail and cargo delivery in the last month, they are getting by.
In Hooper Bay, the Native Survivors youth group is reviving old traditions and skills, an effort born out of a desire to stop teens and young adults from killing themselves, to find peace through sewing and friends through dance.
As his administration attempts to create a framework for interacting with Alaska’s 229 federally recognized tribes, Gov. Bill Walker announced Tuesday that he has named Gerad Godfrey as his rural and intergovernmental affairs adviser.Alex DeMarban
In a whirlwind visit to Northwest Alaska on an unseasonably warm day, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday told residents of this climate-threatened village that she would work with them on their relocation efforts. Alex DeMarban
Kivalina and Kotzebue will receive a high-profile visit early next week from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and a flock of Alaska politicians furious over recent efforts to limit oil and gas development in Alaska.Alex DeMarban
It's been nearly three weeks since the only helicopter regularly flying to the ultra-remote Alaska community of Little Diomede has been down for maintenance, and the community is growing more worried each day that essential foods and medicines might run out -- or already have.Matthew F. Smith | KNOM
With temperatures hovering in the teens and fresh snow blowing across the tundra, adventurous travel between Manokotak and Dillingham on the North Trail is finally bringing people to Dillingham for groceries and good times.JoAnne Knight