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What others say: Denali: A wrong made right comes to North America's highest peak, a wrong has finally been made right. Alaskans everywhere - from Ketchikan to Kaktovik - celebrated to the news when U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the name change from Mount McKinley...
New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

...Gibbs said.Walt Audi has witnessed much of the shoreline changes himself as a 51-year resident of the far north village of Kaktovik, which lies within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge about 640 miles north of Anchorage. As far as he's concerned, climate...
Obama proposes wilderness designation for ANWR

...their children to permanently protect this invaluable resource." Robert Thompson, who lives within the refuge's borders at Kaktovik and is chairman of the group Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands, worries that oil and gas development...
North Slope rabies quarantine extended

...due to the continuing presence of rabid foxes. The quarantines in Barrow, Wainwright, Point Hope, Point Lay, Nuiqsut and Kaktovik began around Thanksgiving and were scheduled to be lifted after Jan. 2. But Dr. Greg Black said the quarantine has been...
As chair, Young plans to examine BIA funding

...up lands given by Congress to the village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea. Kaktovik was given 90,000 acres by Congress for developing...wrong" and "inappropriate" to continue to deny Kaktovik the right to access its resources. "We gave...
Senate approves $1 million payment to Arctic Power

...right to explore for oil,'' said Sen. Robin Taylor, R-Wrangell. The bill also included $100,000 for the village of Kaktovik to promote ANWR to visitors. The measure faced stiff opposition from lawmakers who wanted additional funds for the other major...
Illness forces energy secretary to curtail Alaska visit

...National Wildlife Refuge Monday with Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski. Plans also called for Abraham to meet with residents of Kaktovik, in the Arctic refuge. Abraham was in Tokyo Friday to speak at a conference on nuclear reactor technology. Before that...
Homer Electric by-mail ballot deadline today

...been a member for two years, having recently moved here from Kaktovik, where, among other things, he served as a city council...owner of Barter Island Electric, which provided electricity to Kaktovik. He said he believes HEA needs to become self-sufficient...
Natives win environmental prize for fighting ANWR

...slowed it down,'' said Lon Sonsalla, city administrator for Kaktovik, the only town within the coastal plain. ''And it's not...everything that they say.'' Sonsalla said the residents of Kaktovik do not want to see anything disturb the caribou either, but...
A thank-you letter to Alaskans

...Barrow when the sun is up so high in the sky at 11 p.m. that you feel like bedtime is a catnap in the afternoon sun. In Kaktovik, where you buzz the coastline looking for polar bears but the only one you see doesn't move cause he's so satiated from...


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