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The Federal Subsistence Board held a public listening session last week about proposals to reduce caribou harvest limits from five caribou a day to four caribou per year, with only one cow.
The city council also approved a resolution to apply for funding for the first stages of replacing the loop.
Two more adults were wounded during the shooting at a home in the North Slope village.
A 16-year-old boy was charged in connection with the shooting, which sent waves of grief, and concern for the families involved, through the tight-knit community.
And another cold snap lies ahead for the Anchorage area.
Through the Village-Based Lactation Counselors project in Northwest Alaska, a region where baby formula can cost almost $30 a can, women will be able to share their expertise around breastfeeding with families who might lack peer support.
Through the Village-Based Lactation Counselors project in Northwest Alaska, women will be able to share their expertise around breastfeeding with families who might lack peer support.
School board officials spoke about the need to improve attendance and increase school funding during the meeting last week.
As of Tuesday morning, 51 Kotzebue homes still had frozen water lines and 24 had frozen sewer lines.
A new study compared how well models can estimate the effects of climate change with and without research stations located in Russia, geographically the largest Arctic nation.
City of Kotzebue declared an emergency disaster due to water main failure.
Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson’s young adult novel, “Eagle Drums,” has earned a Newbery Honor and an American Indian Youth Literature Award book honor. She said it gives her “hope for future Indigenous writers.”
Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson’s young-adult novel, “Eagle Drums,” has earned a Newbery Honor and an American Indian Youth Literature Award book honor. She said it gives her “hope for future Indigenous writers.”
Subsistence hunters living in Northwest Alaska and parts of the North Slope now face a much stricter bag limit for animals in the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, while nonresident hunters will now face a permit draw to harvest caribou in the Kotzebue area.
Residents said fuel purchased from Vitus Energy thickens in extreme cold and stops their heating system from working — something that shouldn’t happen to Arctic-grade fuel. Bethel-area residents reported similar problems starting in December.