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In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

...Alaska project involves six test communities, including Kipnuk, where Dock lives, and Kivalina, a badly eroding northwest Alaska community whose plight captured President Barack Obama's attention during his recent visit to the state.Dock...
Dipnetting starts slow

...about 45 minutes of fishing on Saturday. Alta Horst, Sonya Adams and Teri Naylor, all from the Nana region in northwest Alaska, worked to fillet a pile of fish they'd caught. As they worked, Alta paused every few seconds to cut the waste...
Man in custody after barricading self in village; 1 dead

...ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers arrested a man Monday after he barricaded himself inside a home for hours in a tiny northwest Alaska village where one person was found dead outside the residence.The man was apprehended about 2:30 p.m. in Selawik...
VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

...War II. McDonald addressed seven surviving members of the largely Native citizens militia during a ceremony in the northwest Alaska town of Kotzebue. Representatives of the event say the veterans attending the ceremony came from Kotzebue and three...
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015.The revised exploration plan submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage calls for...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The owners of a Northwest Alaska mine will pay an $8 million fine rather than build a pipeline that would have moved treated wastewater past a village to the Chukchi...
Saving cash, better communication top DOT aviation priorities

...expansion of the runway safety area at the Kotzebue Airport should be completed this year, the report states. Also in Northwest Alaska, a $15 million rehab and extension project of both runways at the Ambler Airport will commence when the weather...
Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska puzzles scientists

ANCHORAGE - A moderate earthquake shook northwest Alaska on Monday, the fifth temblor of the same magnitude since April in an area with otherwise little activity, seismologists said...
Subsistence Alaska village fights mining road

...the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska, The Fairbanks News-Miner reportedSunday. The...President Victor Joseph said, referring to a mine in northwest Alaska that is a major source of zinc and lead. "We think...
Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

...utility, and about an equal amount on fuel for equipment used in the mine, Matthias said.The Red Dog Mine, in northwest Alaska, has a hefty fuel bill, too. Teck Alaska, the mine operator, uses about 20 million gallons of fuel per year...


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