According to the U.S. Postal Service, White Mountain has been without regular postal deliveries since late October, after the rural Alaska community’s postmaster left her position.
In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.
Since late October, KNOM has reported on four incidents in which Alaska State Troopers responded but did not post an online public dispatch. A spokesperson cited trooper workload as a reason.
No night flights or medevacs have been able to land at the Quinhagak airport for the past two months.
A recent report compiled by the Army Corps of Engineers and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks documents erosion and other environmental threats facing communities in rural Alaska.
Three years ago, there were over 27,000 caribou in the Mulchatna Caribou Herd. Now, there are less than half of that.
Bethel dog groomer Raeann Grantham says she’s used to working 80 hours a week and only sleeping a few hours every night. But as long as she gets to work with dogs, she’s happy.
Sewing atasuaq, or traditional baby parkas, was almost a lost skill. That is, until a 101-year-old Yup’ik Elder helped revive it.
Days before his death in 2005, Simeon Askoak told officials how a key Alaska rural policing program was broken. His village hasn’t had another permanent cop since.
This year, Newtok is sending one-third of its residents across the Ninglick River to its replacement village, Mertarvik.