Barrow voters support name change to Utqiagvik

October 21st 9:42 pm

State has just over a month to respond to notice after residents approve ordinance

High court reverses decision in HD 40 vote, Westlake declared winner

October 21st 9:41 pm

The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling that had awarded a contested election in Alaska's northernmost state House district to the incumbent, instead declaring challenger Dean Westlake the winner. In a decision issued just hours [...]

After plane trouble, Barrow team gets a second chance

October 21st 9:40 pm

It's been a roller coaster couple of weeks for the Eben Hopson Middle School Pop Warner football team in Barrow. "It was almost like make-believe," said Coach Charles TenBroeck. "I never could have imagined that happening. It's really a strange story and [...]

Elders & Youth Conference looks to past to guide future

October 21st 9:39 pm

When Raphael and Vivian Jimmy got married, all he needed was his old jacket. She didn't need flowers. Neither of them got rings. The way Vivian tells it, they were both scared and neither one was smiling. According to Raphael, he was terrified of girls and [...]

Elders encourage youth to learn Inupiaq

October 21st 9:35 pm

Notes from the chorus of "Aarigaa" rang from the back room. In the main auditorium, a few people lifted up their heads when they heard the sound. Dozens of Inupiaq speakers had gathered in one of the Elders and Youth meeting rooms to practice their language [...]

'Elder in training' teaches attentive audience how to butcher a seal

October 21st 9:34 pm

FAIRBANKS — She didn't have her big ulu or her special slanted board but Marjorie "Kunaq" Tahbone smoothly sliced blubber and meat from a ringed seal before an audience Monday during a hands-on lesson. Not many conventions offer food workshops like [...]

Barrow sets new record for latest date without snow

October 21st 9:33 pm

Five months after a record-early spring snowmelt, the nation's northernmost community has set a new record for late snow accumulation. The ground in Barrow was barren of snow on Saturday, breaking the previous record for the latest calendar date for zero [...]

Walrus congregation apparently short-lived

October 21st 9:33 pm

A congregation of walruses spotted on a Northwest Alaska beach Friday numbered about 6,000, but the animals had departed within days and were probably heading out on their fall migration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday. The walruses are [...]

Hilcorp delivers new rig to North Slope Moose Pad expansion

October 21st 9:32 pm

Hilcorp Alaska has delivered a newly built drilling rig to the North Slope to support a proposed development known as Moose Pad that could produce at least 10,000 barrels of oil daily, a company executive said on Thursday. The module rig, named Innovation, [...]

Inuit Arctic Business Alliance names executive director

October 21st 9:31 pm

Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle, of Nome, has been named the executive director of the Inuit Arctic Business Alliance. Alvanna-Stimpfle, who is of King Island Inupiaq heritage, is also the current Chief of the King Island Traditional Council. According to a release [...]

15 Years Ago in the Arctic Sounder

October 21st 9:30 pm

Barrow girls take 2 from Nanooks October 18, 2001 By Tim MacDonald Arctic Sounder BARROW — The Lady Whalers volleyball team looked impressive as they took two matches from the Nome Nanooks on Oct. 12 and 13. The varsity took the Oct. 12 match [...]

Who done it

October 21st 9:29 pm

Klarenda L. Leavitt-Hopson, 27, pleaded guilty to the class C felony of assault in the third degree for causing injury with a weapon and reached a plea agreement. She has been sentenced to 24 months in jail and must pay a $100 felony police training surcharge [...]

Opinion: Attitude the key for renewable energy

October 21st 9:29 pm

During a recent speech, candidate Lisa Murkowski was asked her perspective on the role of oil and gas in the future of Alaska's economy. The answer was clear. While renewable energy sources are important to explore, the source of energy that will drive our [...]

Opinion: Alaska needs new leadership in Senate

October 21st 9:28 pm

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has done it again with his vulgar, vile, and predatory comments about women. Yet these kinds of comments are not new, nor is the fact that this deeply flawed candidate does not have the character, [...]

Opinion: Museum hopes to display giant whale skeleton

October 21st 9:27 pm

What's left of the humpback whale that washed up in Cook Inlet at Kincaid Park in July has been moved to Fairbanks, where one day the skeleton of the giant creature may become an exhibit outside the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Scientists [...]

Opinion: Failing rural schools force hard choices

October 21st 9:27 pm

Alaska's smallest high schools lag academically, well behind similar schools that are a bit larger. It's time for those tiny communities to reconsider what's best for their kids. In 1976, the Molly Hootch settlement ended Alaska's dark boarding school era [...]

Noatak moved to top of Northwest Arctic standings

October 21st 9:26 pm

The Noatak Lynx nailed down four victories over the weekend and streaked to the top of the Northwest Arctic mixed six standings. The Lynx enter Week 3 of the season with a two-game lead over rival Ambler in the standings. Noatak won both of its games on [...]

Whalers wrestle their way to top at Harcharek Classic

October 21st 9:25 pm

The Barrow Whalers enjoyed their home court advantage this past weekend - a lot. The Whalers wrestled their way to six first-place finished and six second-place marks in front of their own fans and cruised to an easy victory at the 2016 Bob Harcharek Classic.

Kotzebue spikers to play in Slamtastic tourney in Bethel

October 21st 9:25 pm

The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies will get an upclose and personal look at two of the three teams they will face off against at the upcoming Western Conference volleyball tournament this weekend when they compete the 2016 Slamtastic Volleyball Tournament [...]

Lady Huskies take second in Delta Junction

October 21st 9:24 pm

The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies wanted to proved themselves this past weekend when they took to the court at the Delta Junction Invitational Tournament. They did more than that by finishing second. They also sent more than a few tremors through the [...]

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