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Volunteers bring Santa to remote Alaska village

...everybody loves ice cream," said 17-year-old Cheyenne Nayokpuk when asked why anyone living 25 miles south of the Arctic Circle would want the cold treat.The Operation Santa Program and the Alaska National Guard brought toys and other gifts...
Voices of Alaska: U.S. has opportunity to focus on Arctic issues among the eight nations with territory inside the Arctic Circle and that includes active participation of the the 1,400 plus participants at the recent 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, it is clear that the...
Hunting for whale, votes above the Arctic Circle

BARROW - Three children whiz by on a snowmobile as Gabe Tegoseak, crunching through icy streets in the town that's as far north as you can go and still be in the United States, is hunting for votes.
Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

...which is made up of eight nations that reach into the Arctic Circle and aims to protect the thawing region as its seas open to commercial shipping traffic. The U.S. touches the Arctic Circle in Alaska, and that state's two U.S. senators...
Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska puzzles scientists

...magnitude have been located in roughly the same area about 20 miles from Noatak. The community is 70 miles north of the Arctic Circle.Monday's quake was preceded by one minute by a magnitude-4.2 foreshock and followed by at least 10 aftershocks...

Being a small, sparsely populated island nudged up against the edge of the Arctic Circle hasn't stopped Iceland from nurturing a rich and varied design industry.While Viking runes, vintage Northern architecture...
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Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

...Alaskans know, this is when the sun reaches its lowest point on the horizon with zero hours of daylight north of the Arctic Circle. This is also when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, making it the longest day of the year in the...
It won't be long now ...

...friend of mine recently returned from a hunting trip at his secluded and highly classified spot somewhere above the Arctic Circle and had an all points bulletin. "Nick, major winter is sneaking down toward us faster than my cat moves when your...

...3:12 a.m.Barrow has continuous daylight for so long because of its location, hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle, and the tilt of the earth's axis of rotation.The town of about 4,500 people will gradually lose sunlight each...
Moose hunt sheds light on life

...was turning real bad," he said, "and he advised us to think about getting out of there, because you are in the Arctic Circle; it can ice up or freeze up pretty quick, and snow." After the four men had bagged the bones and the meat and sawed...


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