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Adams takes 5th in Eskimo Stick Pull at NYO

April 24th 12:35 pm

Kotzebue's Lanette Adams turned more than a few heads with her performance at the 2015 Native Youth Olympics meet in Anchorage. The Northwest Arctic standout finished in the top five in her event on Friday.

Memorial dog sled race honors Steven Sampson

April 17th 11:33 am

Visiting students from four western Alaska schools made their way to Dillingham for the Regional Music Festival April 9-11.

Keeping tradition alive in Noorvik

April 17th 11:32 am

Memorial dog sled race honors Steven Sampson

Ambler residents look forward to new homes, jobs

April 17th 11:31 am

Nine-home project is up for bid, with completion anticipated in 2016

Senate reinstates funds for Kivalina school

April 17th 11:30 am

Senator says failing to provide $43 million toward project might cost the state even more

Family, community motivate Ubben to persevere

April 17th 11:29 am

When Dawn Ubben was growing up in Kotzebue, her favorite activities were picking berries and fishing.

Shell releases summer plans for Arctic

April 17th 11:21 am

Federal comment period on plans for oil exploration and drilling ends May 1

Barrow band performs in Carnegie Hall

April 17th 11:20 am

When the 46 members of the Barrow high school band began to play last month in Carnegie Hall, they were understandably nervous.

Family, community motivate Ubben to persevere

April 17th 11:20 am

When Dawn Ubben was growing up in Kotzebue, her favorite activities were picking berries and fishing.

Women to compete for Miss Indian World title

April 17th 11:19 am

Chanda Simon from Fairbanks and a member of the Yup'ik Eskimo and Koyukon Athabascan tribe and Clara McConnell from Kotzebue of the Inupiat Eskimo tribe will compete in the Miss Indian World Pageant as part of the 32nd Annual Gathering of Nations, the most [...]

Obituary - Thomas William Tuthill Jr.

April 17th 11:18 am

Thomas William Tuthill Jr.

Students form Qikiqtagruk Inupiaq Youth Council

April 17th 11:16 am

Since last fall, a group of young ladies have been gathering to begin brainstorming on how to start a youth council that focused on the voice of exiting high school seniors and college-aged young adults.

Shell releases summer plans for Arctic

April 17th 11:15 am

Federal comment period on plans for oil exploration and drilling ends May 1

Aguvluk leads Yellow team to win in AABC showdown

April 17th 11:14 am

Jay-Jay Aguvluk went into the Class 1A/2A Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches' all-star showdown on Saturday at Dimond High School widely regarded as one of the top players in the Class 1A/2A ranks.

Nelson, Kramer shine at NYO meet

April 17th 11:13 am

Gus Nelson and Cassidy Kramer both turned in a hat trick this past weekend and helped lead Kotzebue to the top spot at the Northwest Arctic Borough School District Native Youth Olympics meet. Overall, Kotzebue took first in eight of the boys' 10 events and [...]

ALaska State Troopers report

April 17th 11:13 am

On April 1, troopers from Kotzebue in cooperation with a VPSO in Kiana contacted Matthew Shy Jr., 51 of Noatak, and found him to be not compliant with his sex offender registration.

Opinion: Journalist makes false assumptions about SB 77

April 17th 11:12 am

The article "Lawmakers drop bill limiting shareholder rights," written by Jeannette Falsey on April 8 in the Alaska Dispatch News, is written with such journalistic sensationalism it deserves a response because she simply got it wrong.

Opinion: Open letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

April 17th 11:11 am

We were very disappointed to see your recent letter to Secretary Jewel protesting the federal government's decision to open portions of the Arctic to oil and gas development and calling for a ban on further lease sales.

Opinion: Don Young seeks to unwind 'Alaska Model' law for fisheries

April 17th 11:09 am

Our lone Congressman, Don Young, recently introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize our federal fisheries management law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Opinion: Rural Alaska running out of time for state to solve fiscal crisis

April 17th 11:09 am

As legislators in Juneau and Alaskans statewide debate the state budget woes and how to turn things around, the impacts of those decisions may be most felt in some of the state's smallest communities.

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