They were greeted by volunteers with flowers, balloons, Alaskan chocolate and tea, as well as freshly baked bread and salt, a Ukrainian welcoming tradition.
The warning, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, reflects warm, windy weather that could fuel the rapid ignition and spread of fires. The weather is expected to cool down on Monday and Tuesday.
Communities and conservation groups have raised concerns about the project. Researchers said they won’t move forward with field testing until it’s deemed safe.
Usibelli is credited with modernizing Alaska’s only operating coal mine.
Flooding is reported in other places around Alaska, including Sleetmute, Red Devil and Georgetown on the Kuskokwim River and Circle on the Yukon River.
Alaska’s share of the latest round of federal tribal broadband funding includes $35.1 million for an AFN consortium that consists of dozens of Native tribal governments, groups and corporations.
The Tanana River ice surged at 6:47 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, moving the tripod that had lain on its side for more than a day and tripping the timer.
Nikaitchuat Iḷisaġviat Tribal School built its language immersion curriculum around revitalizing Iñupiaq identity and cultural practices.
There’s now no local option for getting pets vaccinated — including against rabies, which is always present in the region — or spayed and neutered.
One dog died and several grew sick after consuming meat believed to be poisoned that was left on a property in Nenana, officials said.
Mabel Irene Mitchell, known as “Gunner,” was a natural-born racer back in the ‘80s who beat women and men alike. This year, 30 women participated in the race named after her.
About 200 miles east of Kotzebue, Ambler is the midway point of the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race. Ambler volunteers put in sleepless nights to make the stop welcoming.
Four experienced mushers scratched from the race that runs from Kotzebue to Kobuk and back, crossing some of the most challenging terrain.
The Grammy winners from Louisiana played two shows without founder and fiddle player Doucet ended up in a Fairbanks hospital.
The Federal Subsistence Board voted to approve the closures to support local subsistence hunters and protect the declining population of the herds.