The storm could be just as damaging as the 2011 Bering Sea superstorm and have similar coastal flood impacts.
Over the first two days, captains will haul the whaling boats up and show off their crews flags before cutting up the whale for the large communal feast.
The Hooper Bay Lady Warriors won the state 2A basketball championship this past weekend, becoming the first girls team from Hooper Bay to do so.
Prosecuting crimes in Western Alaska can be tough, with just a few lawyers assigned to thousands of cases annually.
An Anchorage man was sentenced to five years of probation and to pay $2,500 in restitution and surrender more than $125,000 in retail product.
Last year saw the lowest fall sea ice extent in the Chukchi Sea on record — and this year’s sea ice extent is still way below the historical average.
All three of the schools in Kotzebue, and three Northwest Arctic village schools, will need to conduct school remotely.
Maniilaq officials say six of the residents are showing symptoms of the virus, and all of them are medically isolated in Buckland.
With these 10 new cases, there have now been 60 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Maniilaq service area.
Thoman says that temperatures have been considerably warmer on average since about 2012.