Gale-force winds and high waves could again strike Shishmaref, Teller, Nome, Golovin and Shaktoolik — communities all largely still in recovery mode.
After a powerful typhoon system arrived as a near worst-case scenario for the region, recovery and coordination is proceeding amid ongoing need.
A late write-in entry by veteran Native leader Myron Nangeng creates competition for 25-year-old Bethel City Council member C.J. McCormick.
After the remnants of Typhoon Merbok devastated dozens of Western Alaska communities, the governor and Alaska’s congressional delegation asked the federal government to increase coverage of eligible emergency costs from 75% to 100%.
Kierra Foxglove, 18, was five or six weeks pregnant when she died early Monday, according to a sworn affidavit filed with charges.
A related study, part of a Bering Strait-area research program, finds that telemedicine delivers faster follow-up care to children with ear problems.
In Noatak, gas is $17.99 a gallon. The river is creeping up on the airplane runway. And a way of life that depends on hunting, fishing, community and faith is threatened.
Golovin was hurt worse than other places in the Norton Sound region by the remnants of typhoon Merbok as it swirled up through Bering Sea last weekend. Repairing the damage is going to take time — and the clock is ticking on winter’s arrival.
Federal officials are visiting rural communities over the weekend as aid continues rolling out.
The other two men in the group that left Bethel headed for a cabin up the Kuskokwim River remain missing.
Community leaders are trying to figure out how to get people out of a Hooper Bay church and into their own houses after a historic Western Alaska storm caused flooding that displaced several families.
As seawater rose toward their waists and debris floated around them, two power plant operators and a contractor carried bucket after bucket of fuel to the tank feeding the town’s generator.
Alaska Native Heritage Center is hosting a fundraiser Wednesday at 6 p.m. for Western Alaska storm relief.
Even though most of the Western Alaska town survived the Pacific typhoon intact, nearby fish camps and infrastructure were ruined.
The storm shredded sea walls, compromised drinking water systems, ripped homes from their foundation, deluged streets in Nome with sea water and left houses filled with silt.
An acute housing shortage in Dillingham is colliding with a national shortage of teachers. Some educators are staying in classrooms while they look for a place to live.
The Alaska Community Foundation and the American Red Cross are accepting donations.
Three people were treated for smoke inhalation as the fire burned for hours.
The storm left telecommunications outages and a trail of wreckage to infrastructure including buildings, roads, docks, seawalls and airport runways.
Many communities were experiencing severe flooding, power outages and wind damage as the remnants of ex-typhoon Merbok moved north across the Bering Sea. Gov. Dunleavy issued a disaster declaration, describing the storm as “unprecedented.”
Students in the Yupiit School District, comprising Tuluksak, Akiak and Akiachak, will no longer have to miss school to go hunting.
“It’s just really nice to share the win where I call home, with the people I grew up with,” said Peltola, Alaska’s U.S. representative-elect. She will be sworn into office Tuesday in Washington.
The individual was flown to Anchorage for surgery after a Kotzebue police officer shot them twice Thursday.