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Kuskokwim 300 raises purse, donates to fire victims

July 31st 11:07 am

Alaska's most lucrative race has boosted its prize money yet again this year, the race committee announced last week. For the third time in four years, the purse for the Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash will see an increase. The purse for the [...]

Wildfires flare up in Northwest Arctic

July 31st 10:48 am

Hot, dry weather fuels Selawik River fire, smokejumpers return to the area to protect cabin

Wildfires and the changing boreal forest

July 31st 10:46 am

In late July, more than 300 wildfires are burning in Alaska. With burned acreage totals one month ahead of the historic 2004 fire season, summer 2015 is again the year of the wildfire.

One buyer slows commercial operations in Kotzebue

July 31st 10:44 am

As of Tuesday, Copper River Seafoods was still the only buyer in Kotzebue paying for fish from local commercial chum fishermen.

Mosquito Haven Half Marathon set for Aug. 1

July 31st 10:43 am

Mosquito Haven Half Marathon set for Aug. 1 Arctic Sounder Northwest Alaska runners had better have their shoes ready this weekend. The 11th Annual Mosquito Haven Half Marathon will be held in Kotzebue on Saturday, Aug. 1. The event will be a 13.1-mile [...]

Team 907 goes winless in Las Vegas

July 31st 10:43 am

Kamaka Hepa and Travis Adams both turned in strong outings this past week for Team 907 at the Adidas Super 64 Basketball Tournament. Unfortunately for both of the Barrow High School stars, their efforts didn't turn into wins for the Alaska Under 17 all-star [...]

High school athletes begin preparations for fall season

July 31st 10:42 am

Football widows beware. The new high school sports season is at hand. Athletes from throughout the state kicked off their preseason football, cheerleading and cross-country kicked off their preseason activities on Wednesday. According to the Alaska School [...]

Opinion: Alaska needs more angels willing to provide foster care to children

July 31st 10:41 am

Recently, I hosted a barbecue for Juneau's foster children and their foster families.

Fishermen dismayed by low sockeye prices

July 31st 10:40 am

Shock and dismay were heard from Bristol Bay fishermen when they finally got word last week that major buyers would pay 50 cents a pound for their sockeye salmon.

Opinion: Celebrating 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and looking ahead

July 31st 10:39 am

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act.

Opinion: Parents, communities need to police youth ATV safety

July 31st 10:38 am

This week, a boy narrowly avoided serious harm after being hit by a child driving a four-wheeler.

Who' done 'it

July 31st 10:37 am

Kotzebue On July 23, John Evans, Jr., 47, was found to have violated conditions of probation. He was ordered to serve 18 days in jail with credit for time served and pay a surcharge. All other terms and conditions of probation in the original judgment remain [...]

ALaska State Troopers report

July 31st 10:37 am

On July 18, the Ambler Village Police Officer reported to troopers in Kotzebue that the Kobuk River Lodge had been burglarized. According to the trooper dispatch online, investigation thus far has determined that an unknown individual or individuals pried [...]

15 Years Ago in the Arctic Sounder

July 31st 10:36 am

Maklak maker talks while she sews

As food costs soar, Arctic gardeners flourish

July 31st 10:20 am

Cold-climate permaculture gains momentum across the North

Cleveland indicted on murder charges

July 25th 2:35 am

Selawik man accused of killing Wade Cleveland on July 6

Kivalina to receive $500,000 grant for relocation

July 25th 2:30 am

Money will be used to integrate arts and culture into community planning and development

Cleveland indicted on murder charges

July 25th 2:30 am

Selawik man accused of killing Wade Cleveland on July 6

Mosquito Haven half marathon set for Aug. 1

July 25th 2:29 am

Runners from throughout Northwest Alaska will get a chance to test their running skills on Aug. 1 when the 11th Annual Mosquito Haven Half Marathon will be held in Kotzebue. The event will be a 13.1-mile race from town via the Loop Road. Former World [...]

Ancient northern pike found in lake mud

July 25th 2:28 am

Jaw found 14 feet deep in the muck of Quartz Lake is 8,800 years old

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