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Village council rejects election results replacing members

...declared it flawed.Council members said no absentee ballots were available at the city office.The council in the Kobuk River community of 250 instead voted to conduct another election.Ambler resident Brian Visocsky says the results of the...
An interview with Seth Kantner

...Kantner loves is being outside, gathering stories.He spends spring and fall at the sod house he grew up in along the Kobuk River, commercial fishes out of Kotzebue in the summer, and "roams around" in the winter.He wrote "Swallowed by the...
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...
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...
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...
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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