The majority Yup’ik Yukon-Kuskokwim Census Area of southwestern Alaska posted a 75% turnout rate in 2020, topping those of all county or county equivalents where Indigenous residents comprise at least half of the voting-age population, according to the analysis.
The 70s-era vintage fuel truck they used to transport fuel from the airport to the store has been broken down since last year.
The borough would have to hire five more VPSOs to meet the goal of having one in each village. Another priority is getting them up to speed on Inupiaq culture.
The governor’s disaster declaration opens up resources to Buckland, a village in Northwest Alaska.
The delay will affect BLM land in five different areas of Alaska, but the most notable halt is on 9.7 million acres in the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula resource management area.
Eighth grader Fannie Williams played all of both regional tournament games for Kiana’s boys high school team.
The private access Ambler Road would run roughly 211 miles from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in the Northwest Arctic Borough. The funding from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, or AIDEA, was matched by Ambler Metals, the company that hopes to use the road to access mineral deposits in the Ambler Mining District.
As local, regional and state officials worked to solve the issue, the community of roughly 800 people was without running water and had to conserve power, relying on back-up generators while power was slowly restored.
While many residents said they have a secondary heat source at home, four families stayed overnight at the local school. Selawik officials have ordered a temporary water supply from Kotzebue.
The proposed project would run roughly 211 miles from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in the Northwest Arctic Borough.