The Arctic Sounder http://www.thearcticsounder.com Serving the Northwest Arctic and the North Slope en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:31:15 CDT 1440 http://www.thearcticsounder.com http://www.thearcticsounder.com/graphics/rss_as.gif The Arctic Sounder Tikigaq hunters sentenced in walrus deaths http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717tikigaq_hunters_sentenced_in_walrus_deaths http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717tikigaq_hunters_sentenced_in_walrus_deaths Four Tiki#289;aq hunters have been sentenced for the deaths and waste of several walruses near Cape Lisburne in 2015. Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent Ryan Noel made the announcement on April 20. Thu, 25 Apr 475213 18:15:17 CST Fire burns 2,000 acres on Selawik refuge http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717fire_burns_2000_acres_on_selawik_refuge http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717fire_burns_2000_acres_on_selawik_refuge A tundra fire has burned nearly 2,000 acres on the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge over the past week. Tue, 23 Apr 475213 02:21:57 CST Northern lights planetarium show coming to Kotzebue http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717northern_lights_planetarium_show_coming_to http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717northern_lights_planetarium_show_coming_to Don't whistle too loud. Next week "Kiu#289;uyat" will be bright overhead in Kotzebue, onscreen in a portable planetarium. Tue, 16 Apr 475213 20:21:57 CST Russian military planes approach Alaska for 4 straight nights http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717russian_military_planes_approach_alaska_for_4 http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717russian_military_planes_approach_alaska_for_4 Russian military aircraft approached the coast of Alaska four days in a row last week, with the latest encounter last Thursday night when two long-range Russian bombers flew near the state's northern coast, according to U.S. military officials. Sat, 13 Apr 475213 17:21:57 CST Oil explorer plans first test of fracking potential on North Slope http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717oil_explorer_plans_first_test_of_fracking http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717oil_explorer_plans_first_test_of_fracking An oil explorer hoping to bring the Lower 48's fracking revolution to Alaska will take a big step this week when it launches an effort to determine the production potential of crude oil locked in North Slope shale. Sun, 7 Apr 475213 03:01:57 CST In Your Words: Local students take top honors in calendar contest http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717in_your_words_local_students_take_top_honors http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717in_your_words_local_students_take_top_honors The 2018 Migratory Bird Calendar contest is in the book. Congratulations to Kiana Norton, a Kotzebue High School senior who won the statewide grand prize with her poster, "Elegant Hello." Her work will grace the cover of the 2018 calendar which will be available in December. Wed, 3 Apr 475213 18:28:37 CST In Your Words: Play teaches students more than theater skills http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717in_your_words_play_teaches_students_more_than http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717in_your_words_play_teaches_students_more_than When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it's seemingly business as usual ... at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan. Sat, 30 Mar 475213 08:55:17 CST Fake money circulating in Kotzebue, police warn http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717fake_money_circulating_in_kotzebue_police http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717fake_money_circulating_in_kotzebue_police The Kotzebue Police Department is asking locals to keep an eye out for fake money. Tue, 26 Mar 475213 07:41:57 CST Group challenges constitutionality of move to revoke hunting rule http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717group_challenges_constitutionality_of_move_to http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717group_challenges_constitutionality_of_move_to WASHINGTON mdash; An environmental group has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a congressional resolution that repealed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule governing hunting practices on refuges in Alaska. Sat, 23 Mar 475213 10:15:17 CST Alaska Rep. Don Young files to run again in 2018 http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717alaska_rep_don_young_files_to_run_again_in http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1717alaska_rep_don_young_files_to_run_again_in Don Young isn't sitting on the 2018 election. Wed, 20 Mar 475213 04:28:37 CST