Subsistence fishing is open indefinitely on the Kuskokwim River, but that hasn’t been the norm this summer.
The Sikuliaq will be working in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas through November on three different research assignments.
There aren’t many polar bears passing through Wales, but the community has had several close encounters. During one session, people shared stories of opening the front door to find a polar bear just outside and even seeing one chase a teacher into the school.
The $12 million, 16,000 square foot facility is under construction for a second time following a fire in October that destroyed it when it was 90 percent framed in.
The owner of the Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch says it’ll take time for Alaska — having herded for just over 100 years — to catch up to places like Chukotka, Norway, Finland and Sweden, countries that have been refining their techniques for 4,000 years.
The preliminary results from the annual meeting in Kasigluk dramatically reshapes the ownership of the YK Delta’s regional Alaska Native Corporation.
If enrollment is opened up, Calista would join other corporations such as the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Doyon and Sealaska — all regional corporations that issue shares to descendants.
Biweekly subsistence fishing periods are underway now. State officials are not considering a chum salmon commercial fishing period.
New research paints an unsettling picture of the future of shellfish in coastal Alaska. The effects of ocean acidification are worsening and could mean the end of hatcheries in the next 25 years if costly mitigation efforts aren’t put in place.
A B-25 J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome after World War II is being stripped for parts and may one day be refurbished.