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Anatomy of the worst fire year

...May 31. On that day, the Alaska Lightning Detection System recorded 7,876 lightning strikes. Peppered from the Kobuk River to the upper Yukon, the lightning was the highest total ever recorded for a single day in May.All that lightning...
Made in Alaska: Brice Habeger's 'Swiftwater'

...Anderson and his team at Igliqtiqsiugvigrua, a site on National Park Service land near the village of Kiana on the Kobuk river. In 2011, the archeologists found human remains on the site, requiring the excavation to stop under NPS policy...
Alaska's mines keep plugging

...NovaCopper Resources has significant copper discoveries in the Ambler Mining District and at Bornite, on the upper Kobuk River.NovaCopper has aligned itself well in the region, entering a partnership with NANA Regional Corp. of Kotzebue...
Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park.Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center...
Oral history being recorded from the Upper Kobuk

NOME - For the first time, centuries-old fishing knowledge from the Upper Kobuk River is being recorded."The knowledge that is in us, in our brains, has not ever been written," said Virginia Commack, tribe...
Extraordinary Wolf: A Conversation with Seth Kantner keep our stuff dry and mouse turds out of my keyboard" - and his family's ancestral home, a sod igloo on the Kobuk River 30 miles downriver from Ambler, the setting for both "Ordinary Wolves" and his essay/photo collection "Shopping for...
Archaeologists uncover 200-year-old Native village

...that's believed to be at least 200 years old.The village dig is in Kobuk Valley National Park about 20 miles up the Kobuk River from the community of Kiana, according to KSKA.Arctic archaeologist Doug Anderson estimates about 200 people lived...
Statewide salmon harvest tops 2005 record

...commercial harvest topped 300,000 cohos for the first time since 1988, according to ADFG. The test fishing crew at the Kobuk River also reported the strongest catch index in the 21 years the project has operated, according to ADFG.The Kotzebue...
Applications for Voices Of The Wilderness 2014 artist residencies accepted through Feb. 19

...backcountry patrols utilize canoes for the Noatak and Kobuk Rivers. The selected artist for this residency will accompany...rangers on an 8-10 day river patrol of the Noatak or Kobuk River. Successful applicants will provide their own transportation...
Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Anchorage Museum

...May 2-Sept. 7: "Arctic Desert and Deserts by Design" For 9,000 years, people have hunted caribou along the Kobuk River. This exhibition is a photographic exploration of the Kobuk Valley National Park, located 25 miles above the Arctic...


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