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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Gas tops $5 a gallon in some rural villages

...Village shared honors with the Kuskokwim River community of Nikolai for peak prices at $5 a gallon. In Shungnak, on the Kobuk River east of Kotzebue, gasoline jumped from $3.25 to $4.45 overnight. Residents of the northwest Arctic village of...
Noorvik man missing outside Kiana

...30-year-old Noorvik man is missing and Alaska State Troopers say his all-terrain vehicle has been found submerged in the Kobuk River. Derek Lynd Sheldon was reported missing Sunday on a trip from Kiana to Noorvik. He had last been seen Saturday...
Regional News
Alaska villages gladly await oil aid from Venezuela

...heating oil as the days darken and the chill of winter seeps into the dozens of homes, most poorly insulated, along the Kobuk River. The impoverished Inupiat Eskimo community of 280 welcomes any help in the costly drudgery of keeping warm, Sound...
Giving gustatory thanks in the early days, retreated south before the snows flew. The remaining nine built a spacious log dwelling and holed up beside the Kobuk River. They took turns doing the cooking. On Nov. 24, the men of the Long Beach and Alaska Mining and Trading Company...


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