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Brower leads mayoral runoff

July 22nd 12:10 pm

Unofficial results put Ahmaogak behind, but hundreds of votes still to be counted in North Slope Borough mayoral runoff election

Residents raise questions about drug prevention

July 22nd 12:09 pm

North Slope looking for diverse treatment options across the borough

Broadband Summit wraps up in Barrow with eye to future

July 22nd 12:09 pm

Participants learned the latest about the Quintillion Subsea Cable Project

Shishmaref youth honored by White House

July 22nd 12:07 pm

Sinnok has helped draw attention to the plight of his whole community

Bycatch continues to benefit food bank visitors

July 22nd 12:05 pm

New freezer container has been stationed at the Port of Dillingham holding 8,500 pounds of fish The decades-old "bycatch to food banks" program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger relief [...]

Visiting a ghost town on the Tanana River

July 22nd 12:04 pm

COS JACKET — On a canoe trip down the lower Tanana River, we've scrambled up a crumbling sand bank to explore a place that is less populated now than it was a century ago. No one, in fact, lives at Cos Jacket anymore. There is a cabin-size cache with [...]

Whalers to open preseason football drills on July 27

July 22nd 12:04 pm

High school athletics will officially return to the North Slope in a matter of days. Barrow begins its 2016 preseason football drills on July 27th. The Whalers, who play their home games at Cathy Parker Field, will begin the 2016 regular season on Aug. 11.

Mosquito Half Marathon set for Aug. 6 in Kotzebue

July 22nd 12:03 pm

The third leg of northwest Alaska's Triple Crown of long-distance running is now on the horizon. Organizers of the Mosquito Half Marathon race have announced the 2016 race will be held in Kotzebue on Aug. 6. According to Kotzebue City Manager Kelson [...]

Midnight Sun & Bull Hensley Tournament set for July 28-30

July 22nd 12:02 pm

The Kotzebue Softball Association's 2016 Midnight Sun and Bull Hensley Softball Tournament is about to take center stage. The annual tournament is scheduled to get under way on Thursday, July 28, and run through Saturday, July 30, at the KSA field.

Police response underwhelms Kotzebue constituent

July 22nd 12:00 pm

On June 27 in the early evening, I was home with my fiancee, his daughter, and a baby she was babysitting. When the mother came to pick up her baby, she told us that a man was passed out (drunk) on our front steps. When I saw him, I instantly recognized him [...]

Opinion: Arctic Inupiat will speak for themselves

July 22nd 11:57 am

In recent years, the eyes of the world have been focused on the Arctic. With global warming becoming a major political issue and environmental groups spending millions to purchase a voice in the debate, Alaska's Arctic Slope has become ground zero for climate [...]

Opinion: As campaign heats up, pledge to look beyond money

July 22nd 11:56 am

On a recent drive up the road, it became obvious that we were rapidly transitioning out of construction season and into election season. I'm not sure which is worse, but there sure were a lot of smiling faces on the big signs along the roadway and the [...]

Students learn about work at Selawik refuge

July 22nd 11:55 am

Youth Conservation Corps pilot program engages teens in preservation efforts

Obituary: Kay Branch

July 22nd 11:54 am

Kay Branch Kay Branch, 61, passed away on July 9, 2016 from metastatic triple negative breast cancer. She was surrounded by her true love and husband Bill Herman, her daughter Laura Herman, her father Herman Winstead, sister Sue Wilson, and friends Teresa [...]

15 Years Ago in the Arctic Sounder

July 22nd 11:53 am

Camp connects kids to culture

Kotzebue takes colorful approach for medical research

July 22nd 11:35 am

Community run raises more than $4,000 for Fibrodyplasia awareness

NSB mayoral candidates outline plans

July 15th 12:19 pm

Ahmaogak, Brower share their individual approaches to critical issues facing the borough

Hearings address reopening of caribou hunt to nonlocals

July 15th 12:18 pm

Federal Subsistence Board to take comments

Seahawks fly into Barrow for another visit

July 15th 12:15 pm

Five members of the NFL franchise return to Arctic as part of '12th Tour Alaska'

Ahmaogak accomplishments visible throughout region

July 15th 12:14 pm

The North Slope Borough has accomplished what its founders set out to do over the past 40 years. Most of these accomplishments have Ahmaogak Sr.'s name written on them. Most of his accomplishments as mayor are still with us today. He had the foresight to [...]

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