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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 for...

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

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/oral-history-being-recorded-upper-kobuk
State
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-02/statewide-salmon-harvest-tops-2005-reco
Local
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...

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
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052004/sta_fuelprices.shtml
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