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Barrow Family Fun Day inspires a local legend

February 5th 9:29 pm

Each year, Barrow Family Fun Day begins with the highly anticipated Fun Run/Walk at Ipalook Elementary School. "This is unlike any run you've ever done," declared Laura Thomas, Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital Community Outreach and Events assistant and [...]

Barrow launches another year of healthy living

February 5th 9:28 pm

Annual event emphasizes healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellness

Kotzebue to host Husky Shootout

February 5th 9:27 pm

High school basketball action will take center stage in Kotzebue this weekend as several of the state's top teams will converge on the community for the annual Husky Shootout. The three-day, round-robin tournament will tip off Thursday in the Dawg House.

Shungnak celebrates 100th day of school

February 5th 9:26 pm

On Jan. 29, students at the Shungnak School gathered together in the gym holding colorful signs with large, handwritten "100s" on them. They smiled, posing for photos to celebrate completing the hundredth day of school in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Noatak, Noorvik remain in tight race for Northwest Arctic lead

February 5th 9:26 pm

The Noatak Lynx and Noorvik Bears are waiting for each other to blink. So far, neither has. And that should make for some great Class 1A basketball heading into the final month of the season. Noatak maintained its slim hold on the Northwest Arctic [...]

Barrow wins Whaler Invitational

February 5th 9:25 pm

The Barrow Whalers are back on track. Barrow, backed by stellar outings from sophomores Kamaka Hepa and Travis Adams, breezed to the 2016 Whaler Invitational tournament title this past weekend. The team nailed down three convincing victories during the [...]

Barrow girls take 2nd at Whaler Invitational

February 5th 9:24 pm

Lady Whalers pound out 2-1 record during three-day tournament

Noatak students win NWABSD Science Fair

February 5th 9:23 pm

Miya Page, Jennifer Sage and Esther Barger knew the moment they agreed to participate in the Northwest Arctic Borough School District's Science Fair they wanted a project that would send shockwaves throughout the event. They did just that - and won the high [...]

Congratulations to Ahvaiyak Richards, longtime teacher at Ipalook Elementary

February 5th 9:21 pm

Richards not only teaches about her culture and language — she lives it

Welcoming the sun back to Barrow

February 5th 9:20 pm

After a long hiatus, the sun came back to Barrow on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Can you picture it in your mind? Living with no sun for two months? At Ipalook Elementary School, we brought back the sun on Jan. 22 with traditional Eskimo dancing. We gathered in [...]

Career Fair helping students find jobs on the North Slope

February 5th 9:18 pm

North Slope residents are often bombarded with more great opportunities than they know what to do with. It can be overwhelming, in fact, making a decision on which direction to take. This is why Iḷisaġvik College, in conjunction with the North [...]

Arctic students pursue degrees far from home

February 5th 9:17 pm

Women use Inupiaq values to stay on track with education

In Brief

February 5th 9:14 pm

Senator introduces Indigenous Peoples Day bill by Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, who represents the Northwest Arctic Borough, North Slope Borough, and Bering Straits region, introduced legislation in late January to [...]

Who Done' It

February 5th 9:14 pm

Barrow John W. Oktollik, 23, of Point Hope, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor of misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree, possessing while intoxicated. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for time served and must pay a $50 [...]

Inupiaq language teacher receives Governor's Award

February 5th 9:11 pm

After troubled past, Lucy Ahvaiyak Richards has dedicated life to passing on her language

Cook Inlet Basin amplifies earthquake shaking

February 5th 9:04 pm

Millions of people live in dimples on the Earth's surface — often near the ocean, in lowlands between mountain peaks too rugged and cold. One of these global indentations, Cook Inlet Basin, recently showed another characteristic of the planet's basins [...]

ANSEP considers taking over Sitka boarding school

February 5th 8:57 pm

Mt. Edgecumbe High School may switch to a three-year accelerated program

Walker outlines priorities for Arctic in 2016

February 5th 8:52 pm

Erosion, internet, energy costs rise to top of concerns for 2016

Alaska halibut stocks stabilizing, regulators say

February 5th 8:45 pm

Share of the total halibut catch set at 21.45 million pounds, an increase of 200,000 pounds from 2015

Opinion: New Alaska rail line just ends in a forest after consuming $184 million

February 5th 8:44 pm

On Sunday I rode my mountain bike to where Alaska's spending party died. An immense gravel embankment for a future rail line stops here in the woods with no money left to finish it. Alaskans have spent $184 million on the Point MacKenzie Rail Extension [...]

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