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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

...artist for this residency will accompany one of our backcountry rangers on an 8-10 day river patrol of the Noatak or Kobuk River. Successful applicants will provide their own transportation to Kotzebue and provide their own food. NPS will provide...
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...
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...
This Day in History

...darkness. In 1947, two Chicago men reported finding a 600-pound jade nugget in the Shungnak River, a tributary of the Kobuk River. In 1957, Richfield Oil Co. completed its Kenai Peninsula discovery well, pumping 900 barrels a day. In 1959...
Venezuelan firm says it will provide fuel oil for Alaska

...Koyukuk River village of 69. "We sure could welcome it," she said. "As long as we don't have to pay." In the Kobuk River village of Ambler, heating fuel is more than $7 per gallon. Residents in the village of 283 are ecstatic over the...
State briefs

...recovered FAIRBANKS - The body of a 16-year-old Ruby girl missing for nearly a year has been recovered near the Kobuk River. The body of Stephanie Bennis was found last week by residents of Shungnak as they gathered firewood near a stream...

...reportedly shooting at troopers while hiding among some trees near the Ambler Native Store. Ambler lies alongside the Kobuk River, 138 miles northeast of Kotzebue. The incident began with the report of a robbery at the store Saturday morning...


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