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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-23/alaska-national-guard-rescues-kobuk-riv
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/anatomy-worst-fire-year
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/brice-habegers-swiftwater
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-01/alaskas-mines-keep-plugging
State
Extraordinary Wolf: A Conversation with Seth Kantner

...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-13/extraordinary-wolf-conversation-seth-kant
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-06/applications-voices-wilderness-2014
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-27/current-and-upcoming-exhibitions-anchorag
Art
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100906/sta_20061009012.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092707/sta_20070927031.shtml
News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-04/archaeologists-uncover-200-year-old-nat
State

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