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The magic enrollment number for maintaining a school in rural Alaska is 10 students. Cold Bays enrollment rested on just four middle school boys this spring semester.
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.
The Alaska Bush Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relies on teleconferencing to connect members in rural Alaska in services that span hundreds of miles.