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Maj. Gen. John Schaeffer Jr., Kotzebue Elder and decorated veteran, dies at 77

August 29th 5:07 pm

The funeral service is scheduled for Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. in the Kotzebue High School gymnasium with the burial to follow at Ivik. A community potluck will be held at the Kotzebue High/Middle School cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Ushak Lake fire burns near Kivalina

August 26th 4:12 pm

Village volunteers work to keep the fire from spreading

Remains of man missing 3 years identified

August 26th 4:09 pm

Griest and his girlfriend disappeared while snowmachining in 2013

Westlake ahead by 3 votes in House District 40 race

August 26th 4:07 pm

Arctic region saw higher voter turnout than much of the state

Questions arise over close House race after revelation of ballot mistake

August 26th 4:02 pm

Issues surface in several HD 40 precincts

As extravagant cruise ship arrives, Nome confronts its future

August 26th 3:46 pm

Ship is largest passenger vessel to attempt Northwest Passage

NANA shareholders seek meeting over finance concerns

August 26th 3:43 pm

Nearly 200 people have signed a petition since it went up last weekend

Shishmaref votes to relocate

August 26th 3:40 pm

Vote was close, with 94 in favor of relocation and 78 who said they would rather "protect in place"

Whalers score early, often in rout of Mariners

August 26th 3:16 pm

Barrow makes good showing against Homer

Cross country season nears start

August 26th 3:06 pm

The district's 4-meet schedule for Class 1A programs is slated to get under way in September

Lady Whalers open with sweep

August 26th 3:03 pm

Barrow nailed down wins on both Friday and Saturday

Huskies open with solid outing in Anchorage

August 26th 2:55 pm

The Kotzebue High School boys' cross country team kicked off its 2016 season in earnest on Saturday with a strong performance at the Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna.

Opinion: Separation of church and state allows all to be represented

August 26th 2:49 pm

Do invocations have a place in government meetings?

Opinion: Arctic cruise limited to well-heeled adventurers

August 26th 2:46 pm

Traffic in the years ahead will move isolated villages closer to the beaten track

Opinion: Voters weed Legislature with incumbent firings

August 26th 2:43 pm

In a low-turnout election, the voices of the politically informed speak loudest

Opinion: State operations need reductions, not Permanent Fund revenue

August 26th 2:35 pm

The benefits of the Alaska Permanent Fund shared equally have had a very positive effect. Because of the dividend program, income disparity in Alaska is the lowest of any state. It provides for many low income and working class families and we have achieved a [...]

15 Years Ago in the Arctic Sounder

August 26th 2:30 pm

Knowles says he won't appeal Katie John case

Who Done It

August 26th 2:28 pm

Robert D. Leavitt, 31, of Barrow, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor of assault in the fourth degree for reckless injury and reached a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with all 20 days suspended and must pay a police training [...]

Alaska State Troopers Report

August 26th 2:24 pm

On Aug. 15, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted two hunters near the Kuparuk River. Vicente Cruz Jr., 48, of Eagle River, and Ronald Robinette Jr., 42, of Eagle River, had been transported to the area more than 1/4 mile from the Dalton Highway, by highway [...]

Shungnak celebrates start of school year

August 26th 2:04 pm

On Aug. 17, the principal called out at 7:35 am on the VHF: "It's a WE, It's a WE!!!" The community mantra. It was time for everyone in Shungnak to know that school was back in session. He had been announcing for the last two days over the VHF and making [...]

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